China: Hacking attacks soar in 2013

2014-03-28 15:06

Hacking attacks on Chinese computers in 2013 jumped by more than half compared with the previous year, with attacks from the US making up a significant proportion.

Hackers attack Russian central bank

2014-03-14 09:56

Hackers brought down the Russian central bank's website before a meeting on interest rates, says the bank.

An SA expat and S Korea's credit card hack

2014-01-23 13:11

A Fin24 user who works in South Korea tells how he experienced the hacking crisis in which the private financial data of about 20 million people was stolen.

Kate on phone-hacker's 'target' list

2013-11-12 22:17

Prosecutors say phone-hacking private eye had Kate Middleton on list of potential targets

Microsoft repairs browser bug

2013-10-09 09:42

Microsoft is paying a well-known hacking expert for finding security holes in its software, one of the largest such awards to date by a high-tech company.

UK hacker journalist charged

2013-10-01 08:10

British police investigating press wrongdoing have charged a journalist in the computer hacking probe.

Car computer systems hacked

2013-09-03 20:36

Hackers have found ways to hijack car computers and take control.

US to press China on cyber theft

2013-07-01 10:51

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says he will keep up pressure on China over cyber security, especially the theft of intellectual property and trade secrets.

Chinese hackers copy US weapon designs

2013-05-28 19:10

Chinese hackers have compromised designs for sensitive US weapons systems, according to a confidential report presented to US Defence Department.

China, Romania key sources of hacking

2013-04-24 15:01

China and Romania were by far the largest sources of confirmed hacking attempts last year, with China's mostly from state-controlled sources.

Tips for online safety

2013-04-08 08:48

The internet gives us magical access to everything at the press of a button, but it also gives strangers access to us.

Dutch Banks hit by hackers

2013-04-06 16:11

Dutch banks say a cyberattack has affected their online services, but did not breach the security of customers' accounts.

Hackers post Michelle Obama 'data'

2013-03-12 18:37

The US Secret Service has launched an investigation after hackers posted what they said was personal data and credit information of celebrities, including First Lady Michelle Obama, online.

Hacking victims - 'betrayed' by UK PM

2012-11-29 23:28

Victims of phone hacking and press intrusion in Britain feel "betrayed" by Prime Minister David Cameron after he warned against introducing legislation to underpin regulation of newspapers.

Hacker posts fake New York Times op-ed

2012-07-29 21:40

The New York Times, which famously insists on the accuracy of its reports, is red faced after being fooled by a hacker's posting of an online editorial under the name of ex-boss Bill Keller.

Few companies take cybercrime seriously

2012-07-18 16:40

Organised cybercriminals have the world at their fingertips, and South African companies should not think they are immune from hacking attacks.

Murdoch to pay Milly's parents damages

2011-09-19 22:36

The owners of the now-defunct News of the World will pay about £3m to the family of the murdered girl at the centre of the phone hacking scandal in Britain.

Murdoch and son backtrack, will testify

2011-07-14 20:56

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his son James have backed down in the face of threats of jail from British lawmakers and agreed to testify to a parliamentary committee on the phone-hacking scandal.

MPs to debate phone-hacking scandal

2011-07-06 11:10

UK MPs will hold an emergency debate over a phone-hacking scandal at a newspaper that has prompted calls for a top Rupert Murdoch executive to stand down.

Hacking drives cyberinsurance demand

2011-06-15 10:49

The recent string of hacker attacks is pushing firms to seek so-called cyberinsurance - even though many policies can leave them exposed to claims.

IMF target of major cyber attack

2011-06-12 15:27

The International Monetary Fund has become the latest high profile victim of a significant cyber attack.

Security fears over e-voting

2010-10-24 12:27

New technologies allowing voters to cast ballots via the internet or other electronic means are catching on in the US, even as fears mount about security of the systems.

Britney's account hacked

2009-06-29 12:28

Hackers have broadcast bogus information about celebrities including Britney Spears and Ellen DeGeneres after breaking into their Twitpic accounts.


Media under attack from hackers - Google

2014-03-28 12:32

Twenty-one of the world's top 25 news organisations have been the target of likely state-sponsored hacking attacks, according to research by Google.

Notorious 'revenge' pornster charged with hacking

2014-01-25 14:07

A notorious "revenge porn" website operator and another California man have been charged with stealing nude photos from hundreds of hacked e-mail accounts and posting the images online.

S. Koreans flood banks after data leak

2014-01-21 15:06

Tens of thousands of South Koreans flooded banks and call centres to cancel credit cards following the theft of the personal data of at least 20 million people.

News of the World editors were lovers

2013-10-31 22:26

The two most prominent defendants in Britain's phone-hacking trial, former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, had a six-year affair, prosecutors say.

Hackers plunder Adobe's user source code

2013-10-04 12:22

Software titan Adobe Systems has warned that hackers breached its defenses and stole source code along with credit card numbers and other information.

Hacking your ride: Soon a reality?

2013-09-04 08:35

As cars rely more on computers what's to stop a hacker taking control from you? Not a lot, it seems - read how tech-savvy thieves can open, steer and even shut down a car with a cellphone.

VW locks down car-hacking data

2013-08-01 13:06

VW has blocked publication of an academic paper that claims millions of security systems on its vehicles, including Porsche and Audi, could be hacked.


MTN airtime hacker arrested

2013-05-30 08:00

A Russian national who hacked into MTN's airtime system has been arrested. Watch.

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LulzSec hackers cutting edge

2013-05-15 17:31

Four British hackers who took part in 2011 cyberattacks on targets ranging from the CIA to Sony were audacious, arrogant men whose motivation was "anarchic self-amusement".

Australia arrests hacker leader

2013-04-24 12:01

A self-proclaimed leader of the LulzSec international hacker group has been arrested in Australia and charged of attacking a government website.

Hackers target Israei sites

2013-04-07 15:55

Israel's media is reporting that the country's websites are under cyberattack, but most targeted sites do not appear to have been affected.

Taiwan builds China 'hacking' shield

2013-03-20 22:17

Taiwan has set up a unit to create a comprehensive internet shield against hackers in response to what it claims is a growing cyber threat from China.

US banks face real hacker threat

2012-12-13 22:25

Dozens of US banks face a "credible" threat from hackers based in Eastern Europe who are planning large-scale attacks next year.

Hong Kong - Facebook 'hacker' arrested

2012-08-05 17:30

Hong Kong police have arrested a 21-year-old man after he reportedly said on social networking site Facebook that he would hack several government websites.

Olympic hack attacks a danger

2012-07-24 16:28

The Olympic stadium is a target for hackers looking to spread political messages - up to 14 million possible attacks every day.

Hacked digital pics on display in London

2012-04-12 22:35

Hacking in the name of art: A new show features private images stolen from about 100 computers.

Millions stolen in Postbank hacking

2012-01-15 11:13

The National Intelligence Agency has launched a high-level probe after a cybercrime syndicate stole R42m from SA Post Office financial institution Postbank, says a report.

Citigroup data theft hits 90 000 in Japan

2011-08-05 18:24

Thieves stole private data for more than 90 000 customers of Citigroup's Japanese credit-cards subsidiary and resold it to others, says the company.

Murdoch advertisers get cold feet

2011-07-06 12:16

Growing numbers of companies are reviewing their advertising policies in Britain's News of the World because of hacking allegations against it.

Citigroup says 360 000 accounts hacked

2011-06-16 11:00

US banking giant Citigroup says about 360 000 credit cards were affected by a computer hacking attack last month - nearly twice the number previously acknowledged.

IMF target of major cyber attack

2011-06-12 15:27

The International Monetary Fund has become the latest high profile victim of a significant cyber attack.

Chinese hackers target Gmail

2011-06-02 09:12

Suspected Chinese hackers have tried to steal the passwords of Google email account holders, including those of senior US government officials, Chinese activists and journalists.

People the weak link

2009-07-22 22:10

The popularity of Facebook and other popular social networking sites has given hackers new ways to steal both money and information, says a security company.

Hacker 'too ill' for trial

2009-06-09 16:31

A British computer expert wanted by the US for "the biggest military hack of all time" is beginning a final attempt to avoid extradition.

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