Russian hacker faces decades in prison

2017-04-21 15:31

Federal prosecutors want the Russian man convicted of hacking into US businesses to steal credit card data to be sentenced to 30 years in prison and ordered to pay about $170 million in restitution.

The view that '419' makes Nigeria a global cybercrime player is misplaced

2017-03-14 09:13

The cybercrime league table is a simplified and incomplete representation, and the claim that Nigeria is ranked third globally is therefore questionable, says an analyst.

Cybercrime to cost business up to R78 trillion in four years

2017-03-07 07:05

The same techniques used by cybercriminals on devices like computers are now being used on smartphones and home appliances connected to the internet, an expert has warned.

Cybercrime crooks caught in SA convicted by US court

2017-02-08 12:06

Three Nigerian nationals extradited from South Africa have been convicted of internet fraud schemes in a United States court, unravelling a network of international scammers.

GOP senators join Dems to condemn Russian political hacking

2016-12-11 16:27

The Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee are joining with Democrats in calling for an examination of reports that Russia interfered in the presidential election.

Nhleko condemns fake Facebook account

2016-11-15 18:03

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has said he was considering taking legal action after a Facebook account was set up in his name.

Putin to Kremlin journalists: US is watching you

2016-10-16 18:20

Russian President Vladimir Putin is telling the journalists who work in his media corps that they are possibly being watched by American intelligence agencies.

IEC warns of phishing scam

2016-08-16 12:37

The IEC has warned people about an email doing the rounds asking for their personal information.

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.


Dutchman wanted in Canada sentenced to 11 years for cyberbullying

2017-03-16 18:12

A man wanted in Canada for alleged involvement in online abuse has been sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison by a Dutch court for cyberbullying dozens of young girls and gay men

South Africans still 'in the dark' about personal info safeguards - researchers

2017-03-08 21:26

While South Africa has introduced stricter measures to protect its citizens and their privacy, a lack of enforcement and research opens them up to risk, a discussion on the subject has heard.

Kim Dotcom eligible for US extradition, NZ court rules

2017-02-20 12:14

New Zealand's High Court has ruled that Kim Dotcom is eligible for extradition to the United States over online piracy allegations linked to his now-defunct Megaupload web empire.

Trump rejects intel

2016-12-11 21:54

US president-elect Donald Trump says he's not interested in getting daily intelligence briefings, an unprecedented rejection of the nation's massive and sophisticated intelligence apparatus.

Intelligence agency blames Russia for trying to destabilise Germany

2016-12-08 20:01

Germany's domestic intelligence agency says Russia is trying to destabilise German society and the state with propaganda campaigns and cyber attacks.

Tanzania’s social media policing increases the risks of government abuse

2016-11-01 06:01

The biggest cyber security concern for many Tanzanians is the risk of inadvertently becoming a perpetrator of politically-defined cybercrime, rather than becoming a victim, writes Charlotte Cross.

DTI warns of liquor licence scam

2016-09-01 21:06

Have you received an SMS or WhatsApp message saying your liquor licence fee is outstanding? The Department of Trade and Industry says it is a scam.

Interpol arrests Nigerian accused in $60 million cybercrime

2016-08-02 07:06

Interpol has arrested a Nigerian accused in a $60m cybercrime via fraudulent emails worldwide.

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.

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