ARTICLES RELATING TO CYBER SECURITY

Tech firms rush out patches for 'pervasive' computer flaw

2018-01-05 07:07

Amid a frantic rush to patch a computer security flaw, experts have struggled to determine the impact of a newly discovered vulnerability which could affect billions of devices worldwide.

US short of options to punish N Korea for serious cyberattack

2017-12-20 16:14

The Trump administration is vowing that North Korea will be held accountable for a May cyberattack that affected 150 countries, but it isn't saying how.

Online shopping safety tips to use this Black Friday

2017-11-15 12:00

Savvy shoppers only have to follow a few simple rules, and maintain a healthy level of suspicion when making purchases

Zim’s new cyber security minister not on social media - report

2017-10-11 13:39

The cabinet minister charged with protecting Zimbabwe against cyber attacks doesn’t use social media, it has emerged.

Zim announces Cabinet reshuffle as tighter social media controls loom

2017-10-10 13:11

Zimbabwe has upped its game in in the cyber security arena with the creation of a fully-fledged Ministry of Cyber Security, as the country finalises a computer and cyber crimes bill.

Cyberattack strikes Absolut vodka company's office in London - Bloomberg sources

2017-08-09 18:30

Pernod Ricard has suffered a cyberattack at its London office, forcing some UK employees of the French distiller to turn in their computers to be checked for infection, sources told Bloomberg.

Hackers made less than R26 000 off Petya global cyber attack

2017-06-30 14:17

Hackers made less than R26 000 off the massive Petya malware attack which has affected computers globally, including thousands in South Africa.

Russia tried to hack US voting systems for months - report

2017-06-06 12:33

A top secret National Security Agency document shows that hackers from Russian military intelligence tried repeatedly to break into US voting systems before last year's presidential election, The Intercept has reported.

Antivirus firm warns of cyber attacks on home appliances

2017-05-19 07:25

Avast, the company behind the leading antivirus software, warned Thursday against attacks on home appliances connected to the internet, calling hackers targeting home routers a major threat to consumers.

On Luddites and rational fear

2017-05-03 09:13

The man who invented the World Wide Web was recently awarded the computing world’s highest honour, but was highly critical of the way the internet is used today.

 

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

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.

'We’ll nail those who do mischief': Mugabe on social media 'abuse'

2017-10-11 10:19

President Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson says the president set up a brand new ministry dedicated to cyber security in order to "nail" those causing "mischief" on the internet.

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.

It is 'time to move forward' with Russia - Trump

2017-07-09 20:29

President Donald Trump says "it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia" after his lengthy meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Germany.

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.

Qatar says state news website hacked, fake article published

2017-05-24 18:47

Qatar says hackers broke into the website of its state-run news agency and published a fake statement from the country's ruling Emir.

'White hat' whiz kid who foiled WannaCry cyberattack

2017-05-16 12:28

They are called white hats – the good guys in the Wild West of the Internet – and they ride to the rescue as in the case of the 22-year-old British expert who helped stop the WannaCry cyberattack.

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.

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