City of Joburg slowly resumes services after cyber attack

2019-10-26 10:21

Some of the City’s customer service centres have resumed service, with remaining services expected to be back online by the end of the weekend.

Man, 24, pleads guilty to creating malware to steal banking data

2019-04-21 07:12

A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus in 2017 has pleaded guilty to developing malware to steal banking information.

Lessons on data breaches from the EU

2018-11-19 06:15

Six months after the General Data Protection Regulation came into effect in the EU, an industry expert points out the biggest lessons to learnt from the policy on handling data breaches.

Cyber criminals meet their match as industry players work together

2018-11-18 11:23

Major industry players are taking down cyber threats through collaboration and intelligence sharing.

Are we heading towards cybersecurity Armageddon in SA?

2018-09-04 12:16

One of the biggest cybersecurity problems in South Africa is a feeble awareness among our workforce, including all level managers, and citizens.

US and UK issue joint alert warning of Russian cyber attacks

2018-04-17 06:15

Russia is using compromised computer network equipment to attack US and British companies and government agencies, the two countries have warned in an unprecedented joint alert.

North Korean hackers hijack computers to mine cryptocurrencies

2018-01-02 19:42

As the regime in Pyongyang widens its hunt for cash under tougher international sanctions, North Korean hacking units are using cyber-attacks to try and mine cryptocurrencies

Expect more 'hackers for hire' in 2018 - researchers

2017-11-30 06:00

After a year marked by devastating cyber attacks and breaches, online attackers are expected to become even more destructive in 2018, security researchers say.

Millions of South Africans' personal information may have been leaked online

2017-10-17 19:27

Personal information of more than 30 million South Africans from what appears to be a government agency has apparently been leaked online in a major data breach.

Game of Thrones leak has HBO scrambling

2017-08-01 07:55

HBO is the latest network to be hit by a cyber-attack with hackers claiming to have obtained 1.5 terabytes of data.


Most City Power IT systems, networks restored following cyber attack

2019-07-25 15:03

City Power says it has managed to clear and restore most of its information technology systems, including the pre-paid electricity vending system, meaning that most customers In Johannesburg will now be able to buy electricity.

Q&A: How small businesses can guard against cyber threats

2018-11-24 15:00

Simon Bryden of cybersecurity firm Fortinet shares ways that small enterprises, which are under resourced, can better equip themselves against cyber threats.

5 life hacks to ensure you don't get hacked

2018-11-18 18:45

An expert shares five simple ways consumers and businesses can better protect their data.

5 key challenges for businesses as they head for digital transformation

2018-11-17 15:19

As businesses make the move to digital transformation, they must match their security transformation.

Presidency website down as hacker appears to link attack to lion bone trade

2018-07-19 19:42

The Presidency's website has been shut down as a hacker seemingly claimed responsibility on Twitter and said the attack was linked to the lion bone trade.

Cyber risk biggest headache for SA business - report

2018-01-23 18:18

Cyber risk is the top concern for South African businesses for a third year in the row, according to the Allianz Risk Barometer.

Massive cyber attacks slated for 2018 will make Petya WannaCry

2017-12-20 14:17

The past year's devastating cyberattacks could soon be dwarfed, with new and better coordinated attacks in 2018 looming large.

Massive data leak could be from a credit bureau

2017-10-18 14:50

Sensitive private information of 30 million South Africans, contained in a massive data breach, appears to have been hacked from a credit bureau.

Google said to retool user security in wake of political hacks

2017-09-30 13:40

Google is preparing to market a suite of new security features to corporate executives and politicians a, according to two people familiar with the company’s plan.

Cyberattack: Firm will face charges, says official

2017-07-04 13:41

The small tax software company accused of being the patient zero of a damaging global cyberepidemic is under investigation and will face charges, Ukraine's CyberPolice suggests.

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