Mobile devices becoming a favourite target for ransomware

2017-05-24 10:49

Ransomware on mobile devices has trebled in the first quarter of 2017, according to cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab.

Cyber attacks level off after global push-back, but fears persist

2017-05-15 16:21

The world's biggest ransom ware attack has levelled off in Europe thanks to a push-back by cyber security officials after causing havoc in 150 countries, as Microsoft urged governments to heed the "wake-up call".

Cyber heists go big as criminals now target banks

2017-04-28 11:27

Cyber criminals are no longer just targeting individual bank users, but are attacking routers, internet service providers and even banks themselves.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ATMs 'vulnerable' to cyber hacking

2016-05-03 09:05

Bank ATMS are vulnerable to hacking because of outdated software, a security firm has found.

SA hides deep secrets on smartphones - survey

2016-04-25 09:54

Almost a third of South Africans store information on their smartphones that they wouldn’t want anyone else to see, a national survey has found.

How ransomware has cost some Fin24 users thousands

2016-04-15 09:06

South Africans have expressed their anger at cyber criminals who exploit them with ransomware, according to responses from Fin24.


Here's how to protect yourself against WannaCry and other malware

2017-05-17 16:10

The WannaCry virus has attacked numerous computers throughout the world with many others left vulnerable.

Up to million computers hit in biggest cyber attack ever

2017-05-15 14:23

The WannaCry malware virus is the biggest of 2017 so far and is believed to have infected between 400 000 and 1 million devices globally, says Kaspersky Lab cybersecurity firm.

Ransomware attacks on the rise as cyber crime goes high tech

2017-04-28 08:08

Criminals know that cellphones contain more information on them than computers, and cyber attacks where systems are held to ransom are increasing, warns an expert.

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.

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.

Ransomware spikes as crooks eye easy cash

2016-05-10 10:33

Malicious software able to hold computers to ransom has climbed in the first three months on 2016, a security company has found.

Data encryption now urgent - expert

2016-04-29 13:21

The threat of cyber criminals makes encryption a necessity rather than optional, says a security expert.

How online sharing could wreck your relationship, career

2016-04-20 13:41

A significant percentage of South Africans are sharing information online that could lead to the destruction of relationships and careers, a survey has found.

Here's how ransomware hits SA

2016-04-14 10:21

Ransomware is increasingly becoming a problem in SA and local companies are not reporting incidents for fear of reputational damage, says a security company.

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