How hackers exploit hotel Wi-Fi

2015-05-19 16:18

Poorly secured Wi-Fi networks at hotels are spurring on cyber criminals to swoop in and steal guests’ private information

US asks China to investigate cyber attack

2015-05-10 16:00

The United States has asked Beijing to investigate reports that China interfered with internet content hosted outside the country and used it to attack US websites.

British Airways frequent flyer accounts hacked

2015-03-30 11:00

British Airways says tens of thousands of its frequent flyer accounts have been hacked and that it has frozen those affected to sort the problem out.

US man convicted for 'revenge porn' scam

2015-02-03 05:52

A US man has been convicted in San Diego of extortion and identity theft for running a ‘revenge porn’ website hosting over 10 000 sexually explicit photos of unsuspecting victims.

'North Korea has cyber army of 6 000'

2015-01-06 22:45

South Korea says North Korea has a 6 000-member cyber army devoted to harassing the South

Hacking of telecoms firm far-reaching

2014-12-14 11:06

Hacking at Belgian telecoms firm Belgacom, alleged to have been carried out by a British spy agency, has been more far-reaching than previously thought.

Syrian hackers disrupt several US websites

2014-11-28 09:37

A US firm that connects over 700 companies with customers through social media says the group hacked the company's web address to upload messages to other websites.

US military system safe from hackers

2014-11-18 05:00

A Pentagon spokesperson says none of the military's systems have been affected by a cyber attack on the State Department's unclassified email systems.

Major hacking attack in US looms - poll

2014-10-30 05:10

Cyber attacks might be taking a toll now, but just wait: a survey of experts says things are likely to get even worse in the US over the next decade.

Banks battle to stem cyber crime

2014-10-14 19:44

Banks are fighting an uphill battle to protect themselves and their client accounts from cyber attacks and social media isn't making the fight any easier.


Cyber attacks targeting oil sector - researchers

2015-05-19 13:48

A series of cyber attacks has been targeting the oil and gas sector in what appears to be a variant of the so-called Nigerian email scam, security researchers have said.

China blames hackers for Internet problems

2015-05-01 11:59

A hacking attack using malware from overseas servers prevented users from accessing a number of popular foreign websites, according to a report.


More than 1 500 data breached led to almost one billion records being compromised in 2014 according to digital security firm Gemalto.

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Website hack claims false - education dept

2015-01-30 21:00

Claims that the basic education department's website has been hacked are false.

BlackBerry phones came to Sony’s rescue after hack

2015-01-02 09:14

The beleaguered entertainment company dug up old BlackBerrys to use after Sony’s computers and landlines went down and company email was unusable.

North Korea 'among suspects' in Sony hack

2014-12-03 09:45

US investigators are considering multiple suspects, including North Korea and other nations, in their investigation into a cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Hackers empty Mexican town's coffers

2014-11-23 14:45

Hackers have left a small Mexican town penniless after breaking into its bank accounts and stealing more than $500 000, officials says.

Alert over Apple iOS bug

2014-11-10 19:59

Researchers have uncovered a bug in Apple's iOS operating system for the iPad and iPhone that makes most devices vulnerable to remote cyber attacks.

Technology vital in fight against crime

2014-10-20 14:33

Criminals have entered a high-tech race with law enforcement and measures are already in place for the latter to stay ahead.

Several US banks attacked by Chase hackers

2014-10-09 12:26

Several US financial institutions have been targeted by the same computer hackers who breached the systems of JPMorgan Chase earlier this year.

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