ARTICLES RELATING TO CYBERCRIME

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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