ARTICLES RELATING TO CYBERCRIME

Companies face major cybercrime offensive

2015-06-29 11:19

Businesses across the globe are facing unprecedented cyber attack risks as criminal groups bombard servers with malware, new research has revealed.

Facebook reveals new security tool

2015-06-24 13:24

Facebook announced it has been using a new security tool to help detect and remove malicious software for its users.

Drug sales rule the Dark Web

2015-06-23 14:30

Drugs are the most traded commodities in the Dark Web, researchers say.

Here's how cyber crooks target SA firms

2015-06-19 12:47

Cyber criminals are engaged in a persistent large-scale target of South Africa companies, a new security report says.

Cyber security measure blocked in US Senate

2015-06-12 15:08

The US Senate has failed to advance legislation to strengthen protections against cyber attacks.

US Army website hacked

2015-06-11 07:41

The US Army's official website has been hacked with messages denouncing Washington's training of rebel fighters inside Syria.

7 strange or illegal things you can buy on the 'darknet'

2015-06-08 10:35

In the deepest, darkest recesses of the internet, where your Google searches and normal web browsers don't go, underground markets for drugs, weapons and other oddball or illegal goods are thriving.

Cost of data breaches increasing

2015-05-27 16:40

The cost of data breaches is rising for companies around the world as sophisticated thieves target valuable financial and medical records.

Majority of spam originates in the US

2015-05-20 09:05

While global spam has declined slightly, the United States remains the largest source for dodgy emails hitting inboxes around the world, a survey has found.

Cyber thieves eyeing your bank balance

2015-05-12 10:04

The first three months of 2015 has confirmed that cyber criminals are determined to steal cash with sophisticated tools capable of multiple threats.

 

US to press China on cyber theft

2015-06-24 15:10

The Obama administration is deeply concerned about cyber theft of commercial secrets sponsored by foreign governments and plans to take the matter up with Chinese officials.

SA 'wary' of internet banking

2015-06-24 12:22

Banking on the internet has become a mainstream activity, but a study says many South Africans still believe that visiting a branch is safer than using online platforms.

Hackers ground passengers at Warsaw Airport

2015-06-22 13:48

Passengers of the Polish airline LOT have been grounded at Warsaw's Chopin airport after hackers attacked the airline ground computer systems used to issue flight plans.

US agency blocks 10 million hacks per month

2015-06-17 10:23

Cyber attacks will continue and are likely to increase, said the head of one US agency that thwarts 10 million attempted hacks.

Israel dismisses cyber hacking accusation

2015-06-11 11:52

An Israeli deputy minister dismissed as baseless reports Israel may have had a connection to a computer virus used to compromise Iran nuclear talks.

Online syndicates using emotional people as pawns

2015-06-09 15:13

The SAPS electronic crime unit says syndicates are preying on people's emotions online to extract money or use them as pawns in criminal enterprises.

6 cyber crooks nabbed

2015-05-29 14:11

Six men have been criminally charged over an alleged "mobile cramming" scheme in which they bilked hundreds of thousands of mobile phone users out of more than $50m.

New internet scam targets Windows Live

2015-05-22 08:58

Criminals are engaged in a new scam where they exploit your Windows Live ID to steal personal information.

Beware fake online job ads - Gumtree

2015-05-19 12:21

With a number of cyber criminals posting fake job ads online, it is important that internet users protect themselves from fraud and harassment says the company.

US asks China to investigate cyber attack

2015-05-10 16:00

The United States has asked Beijing to investigate reports that China interfered with internet content hosted outside the country and used it to attack US websites.

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