ARTICLES RELATING TO CYBERCRIME

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.

China arrests 15 000 cybercriminals

2015-08-18 21:31

Chinese police have arrested 15 000 for suspected cybercrimes as a special operation gets underway.

Women less aware of cyber threats than men - survey

2015-08-11 12:59

A survey by security company Kaspersky Lab has found that 19% of women think that they may become victims of cyber crime compared to 25% of men.

Hackers hit German federal prosecutor website

2015-08-04 09:40

Hackers have blocked part of the German federal prosecutor's office, a spokesperson said, but she could not give any details about the scope of the attack.

Fin24 users angry, frustrated over ID theft

2015-07-29 08:51

South Africans who have been victims of identity fraud have shared their stories.

Microsoft joins effort to curb revenge porn

2015-07-23 08:43

Microsoft has announced it was joining an effort to curb so-called "revenge porn", by helping victims remove links to sexually explicit images.

Hackers threaten to leak sexual fantasies of cheaters

2015-07-21 09:21

Hackers have threatened to leak details including the credit card information, nude photos and sexual fantasies of as many as 37 million customers of a dating website that caters to cheating spouses.

Nedbank takes the fight to cyber scammers

2015-07-17 14:38

Nedbank's new big data security tool will help the bank's clients avoid being victims of fraud.

 

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.

Hackers dump cheating website data

2015-08-19 08:17

Hackers have followed through on a threat to release online a huge cache of data, including customer information, that was stolen from AshleyMadison.com.

Hackers, traders score insider-trading profit

2015-08-13 07:36

A group of mainly US-based stock traders and computer hackers in Ukraine have made as much as $100m in illegal profits.

Hackers steal 1 billion personal data points - IBM

2015-08-04 13:16

Cyber crime is costing businesses a fortune as data leaks hamper business growth, says a study that seeks to quantify the losses.

Trust in SA institutions leads to ID theft - expert

2015-07-29 12:51

The trust South Africans place in state and private institutions may make people more vulnerable to identity theft, says a local expert.

WATCH: Hackers take control of a Jeep

2015-07-24 09:16

Modern cars with built-in smart technology could make them vulnerable to hackers, a video purports to show.

Here's how easy it is for crooks to steal your ID

2015-07-22 08:22

Cyber crooks don't need to hack your computer or cellphone to steal an identity; they can simply trawl cemeteries for a target ID, says a security expert.

ID theft costs SA firms R1 billion per year

2015-07-20 12:54

Identity theft is costing South Africa a fortune and the scale of the problem is on the increase, says a research organisation.

Money secrets of cyber crooks revealed

2015-07-16 07:46

A cyber criminal economic network ensures the continued operations of illicit activities on the web, a new report has found.

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