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US to review NKorea terror status

2014-12-21 19:06

The US is mulling whether or not to place North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama says.

Sony hack a 'practice run'

2014-12-19 13:40

The hacking attack on Sony Pictures may have been a practice run for North Korea's elite cyber-army in a long-term goal of being able to cripple telecoms and energy grids.

Sony hackers demand movie be blocked

2014-12-09 08:57

A group that claimed to be responsible for the massive computer hack at Sony Pictures Entertainment demanded that the company cancel the release of a movie.

Top cybercrime threats for 2015

2014-12-05 10:33

Cyber security woes have haunted IT professionals in 2014, but experts warn that the pain is expected to continue in 2015.

Cable & Wireless 'helped' UK with internet spying

2014-11-21 13:24

Telecommunications firm Cable & Wireless has helped Britain eavesdrop on millions of internet users worldwide, a report says.

US State Dept computers hacked, e-mail shut down

2014-11-17 07:48

The US State Department has shut down its entire unclassified e-mail system as technicians repair possible damage from a hacker attack.

Hackers sweep through the US government

2014-11-10 14:37

A $10bn-a-year federal effort to protect critical data is struggling against an onslaught of cyber attacks by thieves, hostile states and hackers.

Australia spy agency warns of G20 cyber attacks

2014-11-07 10:36

An Australian intelligence agency is warning that cyber criminals will target the upcoming G20 summit in Brisbane.

New malware affects Apple devices

2014-11-06 09:01

Cyber security software maker Palo Alto Networks has discovered a new family of malware affecting Apple's OS X desktop and iOS mobile operating systems.

Pirate Bay founder jailed for hacking

2014-11-03 08:12

A Danish court has sentenced the founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay to 3½ years in prison after he was found guilty of hacking into a private company.

New hacker breed will steal your cash

2014-10-28 10:20

A new breed of hacker is emerging: One that is focused on one goal - stealing your money.

SA firms dragging their heels on Popi

2014-10-23 10:10

The implementation phase of the Protection of Personal Information Act is around the corner, but the majority of South African enterprises have not yet made an effort to comply with the legislation.

SA hackers as good as international cyber criminals

2014-10-20 12:13

South African hackers are equally skilled to those in the rest of the world, potentially causing alarm for cyber security, experts have said.

Cost of cyber attacks jumps for US firms

2014-10-16 11:46

Cybercrime costs are escalating for US companies and attacks are becoming more complicated to resolve, a study has showed.

Hackers jump from zeros to heroes

2014-10-10 14:20

Hackers are shaking off their reputations as nerdy, loner basement dwellers and rebranding themselves on the world stage as members of internet age tribes.

Top SA Android malware revealed

2014-10-08 11:10

A security company has revealed the most common malware targeting Android devices in South Africa.

Hack-proof your life with these easy tips

2014-10-07 12:38

As cyber criminals continue to attack devices in order to gain valuable financial information, users are required to up their security strategy.

Cybercrime costing US billions: FBI chief

2014-10-06 14:38

China is waging an aggressive cyber war against the US which costs American business billions of dollars every year, the FBI has said.

Offline danger from online threat

2014-10-02 14:05

The offline world may be subject to an online threat that targets financial information, a security firm has reported.

US charges four with stealing Xbox, Army tech

2014-10-01 13:07

Four members of an alleged computer hacking ring were charged with stealing more than $100m worth of software and data - used to train military pilots and related to Microsoft's Xbox gaming console.

FBI boss slams Apple, Google over data encryption

2014-09-26 07:49

FBI director James Comey has hit out at Apple and Google over new data-security measures designed to reassure customers wary of government prying.

Nigeria hunts bank worker over massive cyber fraud

2014-09-17 14:53

Nigeria's anti-graft agency is hunting a 38-year-old bank worker for allegedly stealing $38m from his employers by hacking into computer systems.

How nude celeb pics could have leaked

2014-09-09 16:14

As Apple prepares to launch its latest iPhone, how can you trust the iCloud platform that resulted in several celebrities' nude pictures being released to the public?

Apple to add security alerts for iCloud users

2014-09-05 14:17

Apple is planning additional steps to keep hackers out of user accounts in the face of the recent celebrity photo scandal.

FBI probing massive attacks on US banks

2014-08-28 09:03

The FBI said it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyber attacks against several US financial institutions.

 

Sony hack vandalism, not act of war: Obama

2014-12-21 16:56

US President Barack Obama says North Korea's hack of Sony Pictures was an act of "cyber vandalism" and not an act of war, according to an interview to air on CNN.

Sony hacking highlights cultural challenge

2014-12-15 11:33

Leaked e-mails reveal a cultural gulf between Japan's Sony and Hollywood subsidiary Sony Pictures Entertainment, highlighting the challenge of CEO Kazuo Hirai to turn around the money-losing company.

12 smartphone brands violate privacy rules

2014-12-05 13:55

Taiwan has identified 12 smartphone brands that do not conform with privacy standards, and the handset makers could face fines or a ban.

'Super simple' hacking tricks revealed

2014-12-05 08:29

While cyber security breaches continue to make tech news headlines, experts have revealed that it is surprisingly easy to compromise individuals and companies.

UK demands Russia shut down webcam spying site

2014-11-21 11:55

A Russian website offering thousands of live feeds peering into bedrooms and offices around the world by accessing poorly secured webcams should be taken down immediately, British officials have demanded.

Cyber attack hits US weather service

2014-11-13 07:55

Cyber attackers believed to have been working from China broke through defences of the US weather service recently, according to a Washington Post report.

Home Depot reveals extent of massive data breach

2014-11-07 09:34

Hackers stole 53 million e-mail addresses in addition to customers' card data, Home Depot has revealed.

Cyber criminals shift to targeted attacks

2014-11-04 14:41

Cyber criminals are out on a buying spree for personal data as 2014 winds down into the shopping season.

Top tips to protect yourself online

2014-10-30 11:27

Hackers may be stalking your every move on the web, but by taking some simple measures, you can help protect your data from falling into the wrong hands.

Most hackers just 'script kiddies'

2014-10-27 13:01

Most hackers today do not write the code themselves; rather they copy-and-paste attacks from an elite group of cyber criminals, says a security expert.

China-backed hackers attacked Apple iCloud - blog

2014-10-21 11:01

Apple's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials and other information, a cyber security blog has charged.

Microsoft licence scam investigated

2014-10-17 14:38

Romanian prosecutors have carried out 56 searches in a vast investigation into money laundering and bribery linked to Microsoft software licences.

Russian hackers target Nato, Ukraine

2014-10-14 11:32

Russian hackers have exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by Nato, the EU, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors.

China military calls for stronger cyber security

2014-10-08 13:40

China's armed forces will ramp up their cyber security and speed domestic development of software, state media have said.

Hack-proof your life with these easy tips

2014-10-07 13:00

As cyber criminals continue to attack devices in order to gain valuable financial information, users are required to up their security strategy.

1 in 5 Android users targeted in cyber attacks

2014-10-07 10:36

Around one fifth of Android users have been subject to cyber attacks in the last year as criminals increasingly turned their attention to mobile devices.

JPMorgan reveals massive data breach

2014-10-03 10:01

JPMorgan Chase has said that data for 76 million household customers and seven million businesses was compromised in a data breach.

Interpol opens Singapore centre to fight cybercrime

2014-10-02 13:03

Interpol is opening a centre in Singapore focused on fighting cyberrime, which many countries, it says, are poorly equipped to contain.

Advanced iPhone virus 'targets' Hong Kong protestors

2014-10-01 10:22

Cyber security researchers have uncovered a computer virus that spies on Apple's iOS operating system for the iPhone.

Online piracy thrives in internet cloud

2014-09-19 14:31

Online piracy of music, films and other content has moved to the internet cloud, reaping big profits for digital thieves, a study has found.

US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over surveillance

2014-09-12 07:51

US authorities threatened to fine Yahoo $250 000 a day if it failed to comply with a secret surveillance programme requiring it to hand over user data in the name of national security.

Bitcoin promoter pleads guilty, wants to stay in business

2014-09-05 18:30

A man who helped to promote bitcoin wants to remain in the business despite pleading guilty to indirectly helping Silk Road users.

Tech difficulties delay dating scam case

2014-08-28 14:24

Unexpected technicalities have delayed court proceedings in a case involving four men and three women allegedly involved in an online dating scam.

Here's how to protect your mobile payments

2014-08-26 08:27

As the drive to mobile payments continues to accelerate, South Africans need to take measures to ensure that their accounts are not compromised by criminals.

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