Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
A recent North Korean cyberattack in which South Africa was apparently among 17 countries targeted, relates to the activity of the so-called Lazarus group, says a Kaspersky expert.
Concerns about cyber-crime being a huge problem in Africa and also in the BRICS countries have been tabled numerous times, but have not resulted in decisive action, the International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security heard.
Britain says the Russian government was behind a cyberattack that hit businesses across Europe in 2017.
Ukraine cyberpolice has prevented a second wave of cyber attacks from spreading via the M.E.Doc accounting software system, claims the interior minister.
Artificial intelligence is taking on ransomware, but getting protections onto computers presents its own challenges.
Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi, an Iranian minister, said the US was devoting "a lot of effort" to attacking Iran, but was yet to achieve anything.
Russia is denying charges from the United States and Britain that its agents have planted malware on key internet equipment to spy on rivals, steal trade secrets and potentially launch cyberattacks.
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.
The German domestic security watchdog has warned that the country's political system is likely to face cyberattacks from Russia in the run-up to September's general election.
A new cyberattack similar to WannaCry has reached Asia after spreading from Europe to the US overnight, hitting businesses, port operators and government systems.
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