ARTICLES RELATING TO CYBERCRIME

Bug makes military satellites a hacker target

2014-04-17 14:00

Military satellites have security vulnerabilities that makes them liable to be hacked a report says.

Heartbleed bug not a failure of tech security

2014-04-16 14:29

The Heartbleed bug does not represent a failure in the technology behind security, rather it indicates that there was a lack of implementation, a security expert has said.

BlackBerry moves to soothe Heartbleed fears

2014-04-14 09:24

BlackBerry says it plans to release security updates for messaging software to address vulnerabilities in programs related to the Heartbleed security threat.

Don't get scammed online: Easy tips

2014-04-09 14:00

As more people go online to conduct financial transactions, criminals are increasingly turning their attention to them.

US to China: Come clean over cyber war

2014-04-08 07:29

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has urged China to pursue a more open dialogue about cyber warfare and other sensitive issues to avert potential crises.

US regulators warn banks on rise in cyber attacks

2014-04-03 12:00

US regulators have warned about the threat of rising cyber attacks on bank websites and cash machines, urging the industry to put proper measures in place to guard against fraud.

US: We'll take our finger off the cyber trigger

2014-03-31 09:00

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has said the Pentagon would exercise restraint in using the military in cyberspace and urged other nations to do so as well.

New PCs infected with malware targets your cash

2014-03-19 14:35

Criminals have increased their sophistication by implanting PCs with deliberate malware, a study has found.

Scammers exploit Malaysia Airlines flight concern

2014-03-18 08:29

s worldwide concern grows for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, hackers have taken to social media sites to run scams to exploit users.

Hackers hit Kremlin website

2014-03-14 11:47

Hackers have knocked out the Russian presidency's website several times and brought down the central bank website, the Kremlin press service has said.

NSA 'hijacks' botnets to install spyware

2014-03-13 09:00

The National Security Agency has been hijacking the so-called botnets as a resource for spying.

5 must-know data security tips

2014-03-11 13:21

The Protection of Personal Information Act (Popi) demands that companies take precautions as regards the handling of personal information. Here's what you should do now.

Bitcoin exchange faced mountain of hacker attacks

2014-03-10 07:25

Bitcoin exchange MtGox has faced massive hacker offensives, coming under some 150 000 DDoS attacks per second for several days ahead of its spectacular failure.

Cyber thieves blamed for Bitcoin heist

2014-02-25 09:02

A gang of cyber criminals using an army of infected computers made off with at least $220 000 worth of Bitcoins and other virtual currencies, security researchers say.

Botnet gangs targeting your data

2014-02-17 12:06

While the global economy may be stuttering, the botnet economy is healthy, a security firm has said.

White House readies firms for cyber war

2014-02-13 07:30

The White House is hoping to help American industries help themselves prevent cyber attacks.

US retail cyber attacks not co-ordinated

2014-02-11 13:28

A US government task force looking into cyber attacks against retailers says it has not come across evidence suggesting the attacks are a co-ordinated campaign.

France to invest €1bn to update cyber defence

2014-02-08 12:51

France has unveiled plans to bolster long-neglected defences against cyber attacks, with €1bn of investment foreseen to bring the country's technology up to speed with Nato partners.

Crooks target SA Windows users

2014-02-06 10:45

Microsoft has warned that scammers are targeting people using Windows in order to steal personal information as well as cash.

Internet firms expose secret US data demands

2014-02-04 07:26

Internet titans eager to regain the trust of users have provided insight into numbers of secret requests for user data made by the US government.

Yahoo accounts breached with stolen passwords

2014-01-31 07:25

Yahoo has alerted users of its free e-mail service that hackers slipped into accounts to loot information using stolen passwords.

Israel seeks to export cyber tech

2014-01-30 07:26

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced an initiative, calling on tech giants and Western powers to band together to protect the world from cyber attacks.

China internet outage blamed on 'hijacking'

2014-01-23 12:10

A firm specialising in censorship-evading technology has blamed a massive breakdown of China's internet on website address "hijacking" tools used by authorities.

Kids 'losing' their parents' cash, data online

2014-01-22 14:05

Children with unfettered access to internet-connected computers are costing their parents money, a survey has found.

 

Canadian charged in Heartbleed data theft

2014-04-17 09:45

Police have charged a 19-year-old Canadian man in connection with the loss of taxpayer data from Canada's tax agency website.

Heartbleed may expose SA financial information

2014-04-15 10:25

South African consumers may have had their personal financial information exposed as more details of the Heartbleed bug become apparent, says an expert.

BlackBerry races to release Heartbleed patches

2014-04-14 07:30

BlackBerry said it plans to release security updates for messaging software for Android and iOS devices to address vulnerabilities in programs related to the "Heartbleed" security threat.

Panic over 'Heartbleed' security bug

2014-04-09 07:29

Trust in the internet has taken a major blow as alarm spread that software commonly used to encrypt and secure online transactions could wind up giving away the store.

Phishers target personal data, cash

2014-04-03 14:33

Cyber crooks are pushing up their efforts to target financial information, a report on their activity suggests.

Huawei vows security after US hacks

2014-03-31 12:03

Chinese giant Huawei has pledged to protect cyber security, following reports that a US government agency has been secretly tapping the company's networks.

China demands US answers over Huawei spying

2014-03-25 09:35

China wants a clear explanation from Washington over reports that the US National Security Agency infiltrated servers at the headquarters of telecoms giant Huawei Technologies.

14 charged in online child porn network

2014-03-19 10:00

Fourteen men have been charged with operating an online child exploitation network that investigators said preyed upon hundreds of boys.

Ukraine (cyber) war in full swing

2014-03-17 07:29

With cyber attacks already launched against Crimean separatists, the Kremlin and Nato, the ground war may not have started in Ukraine but computer warfare is already raging.

Zuckerberg frustrated with US spying

2014-03-14 07:29

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he has called US President Barack Obama to express his frustration over what he says is long-lasting damage caused by the US government's spying programme.

Report: 'Free world' governments worst for online spying

2014-03-12 09:30

Shady agencies at the service of democratically elected governments are among the worst online spies in the world, media watchdog RSF has said.

Cyber crooks entrenched in Dark Web - researchers

2014-03-10 14:13

Cybercriminals are settling into a comfortable place in the "Dark Web" where they test, refine and distribute malware for online thievery.

Powerful virus targets Ukraine computers

2014-03-08 20:37

Dozens of computer networks in Ukraine have been infected by an aggressive new cyber weapon called Snake, according to expert analysis.

Hackers take down Forbes.com

2014-02-18 11:15

Hackers have targeted Forbes.com in an attack that has forced the website to temporarily shut down.

Women fall prey to web love scams

2014-02-14 20:35

Soaring numbers of Singaporeans - mostly women - are falling victim to "internet love scams" police said in a Valentine's Day warning.

Teen suicide prompts calls for cyber bullying law

2014-02-12 12:45

Italian lawmakers have called for a law against "cyber bullying" following the suicide of a 14-year-old girl whose cry for help on a website was met with a torrent of abuse and encouragement to self-harm.

'Mask' spying campaign unmasked

2014-02-11 11:00

A computer security software firm has uncovered a cyber espionage campaign targeting government agencies, energy companies and activists in 31 countries.

California pushes for smartphone kill switch

2014-02-08 09:04

Legislation unveiled in the state of California would require smartphones and other mobile devices to have a "kill switch" to render them inoperable if lost or stolen.

Hacker group claims Facebook.com

2014-02-06 07:25

Hacker group Syrian Electronic Army has claimed to have seized the Facebook.com online address in what it joked was a belated birthday greeting.

Silk Road accused hit with new charge

2014-02-05 07:32

US prosecutors have unveiled a new charge against the man they accuse of creating the underground online drugs marketplace known as Silk Road.

Canada spied on airport travellers via Wi-Fi

2014-01-31 10:22

As a trial run for the NSA and other foreign intelligence agencies, Canadian intelligence collected data from Canadian travellers who passed through major airports and connected to Wi-Fi services.

Syria group hacks CNN social media

2014-01-24 07:29

The Syrian Electronic Army has claimed responsibility for hacking some of US broadcaster CNN's social media accounts.

China Great Firewall trips itself up

2014-01-22 14:45

Human error likely caused a glitch in China's Great Firewall that saw millions of internet users ironically rerouted to a company which helps people evade Beijing's web censorship.

Top DDoS attack trends of 2013 identified

2014-01-22 13:00

As more people go online on both smartphones and computers, hackers are increasing their sophistication to target both individuals and companies who make use of internet technologies as part of their business ethic.

 
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