'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.

Militants may be planning to strike US

2014-10-06 21:22

The FBI director says militants based in Syria may be working on a plan to strike the US.

JPMorgan hackers accessed servers

2014-09-14 15:00

Hackers have accessed dozens of servers at JPMorgan Chase & Co in a cyberattack launched in June, though no money was taken.

Hacking attack bears signs of Chinese army

2014-08-01 19:00

A security expert says the recent hacking attempt on a sensitive Canadian government computer network is similar to attacks mounted by the Chinese army.

Israel's Iron Dome makers hit by China hackers

2014-07-30 05:00

Three Israeli defence contractors behind the Iron Dome missile shield and related systems were themselves robbed of hundreds of documents by hackers linked to the Chinese government starting in 2011.

Kenya military Twitter account hacked

2014-07-21 21:13

The Kenya military Twitter account has been hacked by a group alleging to be affiliated to Anonymous.

Two arrested for hacking of Apple devices

2014-06-11 09:44

Russian police have arrested two alleged hackers they say extorted money from users of Apple devices by locking them and demanding payment to free them up.

US states investigating eBay cyber attack

2014-05-23 15:56

EBay has come under pressure over a cyber attack, as at least three US states begin investigating the e-commerce company's security.

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.


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.

US busts hacking ring

2014-09-30 20:04

Members of a computer hacking ring have been charged for allegedly stealing more than $100m worth of software and data used to train military pilots.

Govt action needed against cyber threats

2014-08-10 19:27

Alarmed by mounting cyber threats around the world, a growing number of security experts see aggressive government action as the best hope to avert disaster.

Smartphone flaws put users at risk

2014-07-31 17:10

Security researchers have revealed two separate threats they say could put up to 90% of the world's two billion smartphones at risk.

ECB website hacked but no serious damage done

2014-07-24 15:23

The European Central Bank's website has been hacked and some email addresses and other contact information stolen, but no market-sensitive data was affected.

Chinese hackers 'hit US networks'

2014-07-10 11:34

Report: Chinese hackers break into US network , target security clearance files with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees.

Protecting European bank test data from leaks

2014-06-02 11:59

It would be an insider trader's dream to know ahead of time which of Europe's banks will fail or need more capital.

Bank of England to test hacking attacks

2014-04-22 11:42

The Bank of England will oversee simulated hacking attacks of financial institutions in the UK to test the resilience of their computer systems.

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.

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