ARTICLES RELATING TO CYBERCRIME

Singapore gets tough on cybercrime

2015-01-28 12:31

Singapore is gearing up for a crackdown on cybercrime with the launch of a central agency and the appointment of a minister in charge of cyber security.

China blocks VPNs amid internet crackdown

2015-01-26 07:59

China is blocking VPN services that let users skirt online censorship of popular websites such as Google and Facebook amid a wider crackdown on online information.

Microsoft Outlook hacked in China, following Gmail block

2015-01-19 14:30

Chinese users of Microsoft's Outlook e-mail service were subject to a hacking attack, just weeks after Google's Gmail system was blocked in China.

Ex-Mt Gox CEO investigated as Silk Road mastermind

2015-01-19 07:18

A US agent has testified that the former chief of the Mt Gox bitcoin exchange, Mark Karpeles, might have been the mastermind behind Silk Road.

Online safety tips for kids

2015-01-14 13:20

Children are particularly vulnerable on the internet because young people are often more naïve than adults, says an online security company.

Obama to call for laws on data hacking

2015-01-12 07:51

US President Barack Obama wants Congress to pass legislation requiring companies to inform customers within 30 days if their data has been hacked.

Almost conned out of thousands and gadgets

2015-01-08 14:40

A Fin24 user shares her huge wake-up call on the online selling/buying platform, and found the only way not to get conned is to take cash only.

Online scams hurt SA classified users

2015-01-07 13:16

Despite the increasing protection for online trades, scammers are still hard at work trying to steal your cash.

How to fight back if you've been scammed online

2014-12-24 10:40

Criminals are intent on scamming people during the holiday season and they will happily use online classifieds to do so. But you can get your own back.

North Korea internet goes dark

2014-12-23 08:15

North Korea has experienced internet outages, a US company that monitors internet infrastructure has said, adding that the reason for the problems was not known.

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 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.

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.

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.

 

We weren't hacked, says Facebook

2015-01-27 11:38

The social network has denied that it was hacked after being briefly inaccessible on Tuesday morning.

Email scam nets $214m, says FBI

2015-01-23 08:15

An email scam which targets businesses with bogus invoices has netted more than $214m from victims in 45 countries in just over one year.

US penetrated North Korea networks 'years ago'

2015-01-19 10:02

The US National Security Agency began tapping into North Korean computer networks in 2010, it has been revealed.

France faces hacker blitz after attacks

2015-01-16 12:06

Almost 20 000 websites in France have come under a ttack from hackers in the aftermath of attacks by jihadist gunmen that killed 17 people.

Obama pushes for cyber security laws

2015-01-13 14:37

US President Barack Obama will announce a renewed push for cyber security legislation after recent headline-grabbing attacks.

US military command's Twitter, YouTube sites hacked

2015-01-13 07:55

Hackers claiming to work on behalf of Islamic State militants have seized control of the Twitter and YouTube sites of the military's US Central Command.

Hacker demands money from Swiss bank

2015-01-09 19:20

A hacker claiming to be behind a cyber attack on Banque Cantonale de Geneve (BCGE), has used social media to threaten to leak confidential data.

China city to buy phone hacking software

2015-01-08 07:49

A Chinese city will spend $24 000 on Trojan horse computer software for monitoring mobile phones.

South Korea cyber attacks continue, reactors safe

2014-12-28 11:40

South Korea's nuclear power operator says cyber attacks on non-critical operations at the company's headquarters are continuing, but the country's nuclear power plants are operating safely.

Downing North Korea internet 'easy'

2014-12-23 10:36

If someone did just knock North Korea off the internet for half a day, it wouldn't have taken much.

Malware targets visitors to Afghan gov websites

2014-12-22 07:55

Malicious software likely linked to China was used to infect visitors to a wide range of official Afghan government websites, US cyber security researchers say.

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.

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.

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.

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