ARTICLES RELATING TO CYBERCRIME

Here's how cyber crooks get in the door

2016-06-27 10:58

Corruption is the open door that leads to organisations being hacked in South Africa, a cyber security firm has warned.

Huge spike in ransomware infections

2016-06-26 09:43

Malicious software designed to extort money from computer and mobile phone users has risen five-fold, new research shows.

Google pays out thousands for Android security

2016-06-17 11:59

Google has paid out more than $500 000 to improve security in the Android mobile operating system.

Ransomware jumps from smartphones to TV

2016-06-14 15:05

Mobile malware capable of locking down smartphones has made its way to smart TVs, a security company has revealed.

SA business 'unprepared' for cybercrime

2016-06-09 16:46

South African businesses are ill-equipped to deal with emerging cyber security threats and relay on outdated protection strategies, says a security expert.

Thousands of dangerous app downloads in SA

2016-06-02 11:42

South Africans are unwittingly downloading thousands of malicious programs designed to steal financial information, a security company has warned.

Why banking fraud is here to stay

2016-05-18 09:05

Internet users are contributing to banking and financial fraud by falling victims to cyber scams designed to steal cash, says a cyber security expert.

Post Office warns of big new money scam

2016-05-17 12:25

The South African Post Office has warned customers of a scam doing the rounds where people are duped into depositing money into fraudulently opened Postbank accounts.

Cyber crooks, terrorists use 'similar' online strategies

2016-05-06 14:40

Cyber criminals and terrorists share similar internet abusive behaviour, a security company has found.

Data encryption now urgent - expert

2016-04-29 13:21

The threat of cyber criminals makes encryption a necessity rather than optional, says a security expert.

 

Company bosses must 'take the fall' for cyber failures

2016-06-26 11:00

South African chief executives should be held accountable for cyber breaches, a national survey of IT executives has found.

Hackers steal $50m in 'safe currency' - report

2016-06-20 07:14

Hackers have diverted more than $50m in digital currency from an experimental fund meant to demonstrate that such money is safe for use, according to the New York Times.

SA companies racing to lock the cyber door

2016-06-17 09:43

Companies in South Africa are rapidly deploying increased security to frustrate cyber thieves who are intent on stealing financial information, says an industry expert.

Here's how cyber crooks target company bosses

2016-06-13 11:03

C-level executives are the main targets of spear phishing cyber scams which are aimed at stealing money from companies, an international survey has revealed.

Here's how cyber crooks target old and young

2016-06-03 11:08

Young and older people display different behaviours that make them targets for cyber criminals who are intent on stealing money from their bank accounts, says an expert.

Third of SA uses illegal software

2016-05-27 09:30

A large percentage of South Africans are using illegal software, a new survey has found.

5 top tips to spot Facebook scams

2016-05-17 14:12

With the growing adoption of social media, here are five ways you can be sure to spot crooks looking to exploit you.

Ransomware spikes as crooks eye easy cash

2016-05-10 10:33

Malicious software able to hold computers to ransom has climbed in the first three months on 2016, a security company has found.

ATMs 'vulnerable' to cyber hacking

2016-05-03 09:05

Bank ATMS are vulnerable to hacking because of outdated software, a security firm has found.

SA shows support for hacktivism - survey

2016-04-25 13:52

South Africans agree with a global poll that found support for hacktivist groups, according to a worldwide survey.

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