SA among top 40 spam countries

2015-11-24 11:17

South Africa was ranked 36th as a global source of spam in the third quarter of 2015, according to an antivirus software firm.

SA parents worry about what kids see online

2015-10-28 13:14

Almost a third of South African parents feel they have no control of what their children see online, a survey has showed.

Space age perils: hackers find a new battleground

2015-10-22 22:07

Space, the 'final frontier', is rapidly becoming an extra-terrestrial battleground for corporate espionage and other types of cyber attacks.

Young people more 'naive' on cyber security

2015-10-06 09:02

Young people who appear lax about their online identity and security are likely more naive than an indicator of a new openness of the internet, says a researcher.

How tech savvy are you?

2015-09-28 12:55

A security company has launched a quiz after a survey revealed that less than a quarter of internet users were able to identify phishing web pages.

SA 'most worried' about account hacking

2015-09-23 13:25

Theft of online accounts is one of the chief threats for internet users in South Africa, research suggests.

10 tips to stay anonymous online

2015-09-22 07:22

Hack attacks, international espionage and corporate marketing have thrust open the danger of your online identity being compromised.

WhatsApp hack leaves millions vulnerable

2015-09-12 15:29

Millions of WhatsApp users could still be vulnerable thanks to a flaw in the popular messaging application that allows hackers to send malicious code.

Fake 'Google sweepstakes' scam targets SA

2015-08-26 09:24

Cyber crooks are engaged in a scam targeting South Africans that seeks to extract user information.

Companies are failing to prevent hacking - study

2015-08-21 15:19

Financial firms are more interested in mitigating cyber attacks than preventing them, a new survey has found.


SA firms face ransomware spike

2015-11-16 14:45

Cyber criminals have upped the ante by targeting local companies with ransomware, says a security company.

SA ID theft jumps as crooks eye bosses

2015-10-28 11:08

Identity theft in South Africa is on the rise as cyber crooks eye stealing from company executives, a survey has found.

Survey shows lax payment security with web users

2015-10-07 15:47

People making online payments care little about security, a survey has revealed.

CIA yanks personnel from US Embassy in Beijing

2015-09-30 22:13

The CIA has withdrawn a number of its personnel from the US Embassy in Beijing following two massive cyber attacks involving US government employee records, a report says.

Sextortion scammers turn to fake Facebook profiles

2015-09-26 07:59

You should be careful about accepting Facebook friend requests from people you don’t know offline as cyber criminals prowl social networks to sexually stalk potential victims.

Here are the top 10 website attacks

2015-09-22 17:00

Cyber criminals can make running a website a nightmare, but a few tips could help mitigate common cyber attacks.

5 tips to beat cyber crooks after your cash

2015-09-18 08:58

As cyber criminals target internet users for financial data, it becomes more important to ensure that you stay safe online.

Ashley Madison hack reveals all talk, little action

2015-08-28 10:09

If one analysis of hacked data from Ashley Madison is true, the affair-seeker website promoted a lot of talk, but little action.

Ashley Madison hack 'a lesson' for SA firms

2015-08-24 13:39

The data dump by the Ashley Madison hackers is a warning to South African firms on the importance of securing client information, says a local expert.

Your credit card could fund cybercrime

2015-08-19 12:36

Cyber crooks use stolen credentials to pay for internet hosting services, says a security company.

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