Cybersecurity pros name their price as hacker attacks spike

2019-08-09 19:00

It took a R9.7m salary for Matt Comyns to entice a seasoned cybersecurity expert to join one of America’s largest companies as chief information security officer in 2012. This year, the company had to pay R37m to fill the same role.

Senegal launches African 'cyber-security' school

2018-11-07 14:57

Senegal has inaugurated a cyber-security school to strengthen west Africa's defences against computer hackers and use of the internet for terror funding and propaganda.

Five massive data breaches affecting South Africans

2018-06-19 07:37

The Information Regulator is clearly concerned about the increasing number of cyber attacks affecting personal data in South Africa. Fin24 looks at some of the biggest data breaches in recent years.

US says North Korean malware lurking in computer networks

2017-11-15 09:30

US authorities say malware developed in North Korea is still lurking in many computer networks, giving hackers backdoor access to government, financial, automotive and media organisations.

SA, Zim must work together to fight cyber attacks - Mugabe

2017-10-04 09:30

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has urged his country and South Africa to stand together to protect their economies against cyber attacks.

Perry: Threat to US nuclear reactors 'real', ongoing

2017-07-12 10:03

Energy Secretary Rick Perry says "state-sponsored" or criminal hackers are targeting US nuclear power plants, but says the government has resources to safeguard the nation's electric grid.

Global wave of cyberattacks hit India's largest port

2017-06-28 14:50

A wave of cyberattacks wreaking havoc across computer systems worldwide have disrupted operations at India's largest container port, the government says.

Cyber attacks: how your devices can be used

2017-05-21 20:00

In the world of the internet of things so-called "ransomware" attacks could have as their source something mundane and present in ever more modern households.

What we currently know about the global cyberattack

2017-05-17 16:22

As danger from the global cyberattack continues to fade, analysts are starting to assess the damage.

Seoul cyber experts warn of more attacks as North blamed

2017-05-17 08:34

More cyber attacks could be in the pipeline after the global havoc caused by the Wannacry ransomware, South Korean cyber security experts warned as fingers pointed at the North.


Ecuador says hit by 40 million cyber attacks since Assange arrest

2019-04-16 14:30

Ecuador said it has suffered 40 million cyber attacks on the webpages of public institutions since stripping Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of political asylum.

State-actors blamed in Singapore cyberattack

2018-07-22 13:27

State-actors were likely behind Singapore's biggest ever cyberattack to date, security experts say, citing the scale and sophistication of the hack which hit medical data of about a quarter of the population.

Crypto-jacking: Newer, stealthier, and needing tougher IT security

2018-06-07 05:15

Crypto-jacking is the latest in the evolution of malware monetisation, and for criminals, it has a major advantage over ransomware or banking malware, writes Simon Bryden.

2013 hack hit all 3 billion Yahoo accounts - company

2017-10-04 11:57

A 2013 hack affected all three billion accounts at Yahoo, triple the original estimate, the online giant's parent company has said following a new analysis of the incident.

World's most high-tech voting system to get hacking defenses

2017-07-18 15:41

Estonia, the only country in the world where voters elect their leaders through online balloting, is taking steps to fend off potential hacking attacks.

Ukraine: Russia was behind cyber attack

2017-07-01 20:30

Ukraine says Russian security services have been involved in the massive cyber attacks that disabled computers across the world.

Bitcoin bull unfazed as cyberattacks resume globally

2017-06-28 11:05

Michael Novogratz says cryptocurrencies could be worth north of $5trn in five years - if the industry can come out of the shadows.

Frenchman claims cure for WannaCry

2017-05-20 07:25

A French researcher has released free software that he claims can restore some of the computers infected by the WannaCry ransomware.

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.

World close to 'serious digital sabotage', warns Dutch spy chief

2017-05-16 22:39

The world may be close to a "serious act of digital sabotage" which could trigger unrest, chaos and disorder, Dutch spy chief Rob Bertholee has warned.

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