ARTICLES RELATING TO CYBERCRIME

Authorities bust major botnet network

2015-02-26 13:24

A cybercrime operation that stole banking information by hacking more than three million computers in Indonesia, India and other countries has been disrupted.

Recycled ID crime spikes in SA

2015-02-25 12:01

Scams involving criminals working with corrupt officials to recycle identities of deceased persons are on the rise in South Africa, says a security expert.

Apple Mac no guarantee of internet safety

2015-02-24 11:53

Just because you have an Apple Mac it does not mean that you are insulated from cyber threats, a new survey has found.

US, UK spies hacked mobile SIM cards - report

2015-02-20 07:55

US and British intelligence services can tap into mobile voice and data communications of many devices after stealing encryption keys of a major SIM card maker, a report said Thursday.

Russian hacker extradited to the US

2015-02-19 08:57

A Russian wanted in the hacking of the Nasdaq stock market and of payment systems has been extradited to face US criminal charges.

Cyber bank robbery nets a billion

2015-02-17 16:04

A single cyber criminal gang has stolen up to $1bn from financial institutions over a two year period.

Researchers expose massive US spying programme

2015-02-17 08:15

The US National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world's computers.

Obama to encourage firms to share cyber threats

2015-02-13 08:07

US President Barack Obama is set to sign an executive order aimed at encouraging companies to share more information about cyber security threats.

Smart connected cars 'vulnerable' to hacking

2015-02-10 07:52

Virtually all "connected cars" on the road are vulnerable to hackers who could steal data or gain control of the vehicle, says a US senator.

SA companies 'to blame' for being hacked

2015-02-09 11:00

South African companies open themselves to being hacked by being ignorant of the risks to their operations, says an expert.

 

FBI aware of several country-linked cyber threat groups

2015-02-26 08:32

The FBI is aware of 60 different cyber threats groups linked to nation-states, a senior bureau official has said.

Mobile sharing is daring the bad guys

2015-02-25 09:25

South Africans take their ubuntu ideology too far when it comes to their smartphones with nearly half taking absolutely no precautions with personal data.

Lenovo says sorry over flawed 'Superfish' adware

2015-02-20 15:00

Lenovo has apologised to consumers who have the Superfish adware on computers the company produced.

Accused BlackShades mastermind pleads guilty

2015-02-19 14:43

The accused mastermind behind a group called BlackShades has pleaded guilty to distributing software that US authorities say was used to hack into computers worldwide.

Israel, Egypt face sophisticated cyber warfare

2015-02-18 07:51

A group of cyber extremists are carrying out a series of internet attacks against Israel and Egypt in the latest chapter of an international cyber war.

Cellphone jammer 'easy' to build

2015-02-17 09:02

While cellphone jamming may sound exotic, any hobbyist with a bit of know-how is able to build one, says an expert.

Dangers of dating apps revealed

2015-02-13 14:42

Love might be in the air as Valentine's Day approaches, but so are cyber criminals intent on identity theft and access to your bank account.

Why blocking Facebook, Twitter at work could 'backfire'

2015-02-10 12:22

Blocking social media for employees might be tempting for managers looking to boost productivity, but such a policy may backfire, says a new security report.

Cyber attacks force a defence strategy re-think

2015-02-09 13:55

A barrage of damaging cyber attacks is shaking up the security industry, with some businesses and organisations no longer assuming they can keep hackers at bay.

Cyber security competition draws hackers

2015-02-07 12:26

A cyber security competition has begun in Tokyo, with organisers aiming to show off the skills of young Japanese hackers.

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