Couple appears in court for alleged online dating scam

2018-08-15 17:48

A couple who allegedly defrauded 'vulnerable and unsuspecting' women through an online dating scam have appeared in the Cape Town Regional Court, according to the Hawks.

Increased regulations for companies as cybercrime hits SA

2018-06-20 14:27

As cybercrime increasingly affects South Africans, a number of new regulations, locally and internationally seek to protect citizens’ information.

Be vigilant, warns Goliath and Goliath CEO after losing R300k in email scam

2018-05-28 06:45

Goliath and Goliath CEO Kate Goliath is encouraging small businesses to ramp up security measures after her comedy and entertainment agency fell victim to invoice intercepting as a result of email hacking.

Here's how cyber criminals are targeting attorneys in scams to steal cash

2018-05-14 12:34

Attorneys are the latest targets of focused cyber scams, with knowledge of the law not always proving a match for increasingly innovative cyber criminals.

Using WiFi in a public place? Check this name very carefully

2018-03-18 08:57

Hackers are using fake WiFi spots in SA to steal your info.

Crypto exchange offers a $250 000 bounty for hacker tip-offs

2018-03-12 11:21

One of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, Binance, is going on the offensive to deter hacking attempts that have plagued the industry.

Ukraine arrests 'Avalanche' cybercrime organiser

2018-02-27 05:31

Ukraine has detained one of the organisers of the massive Avalanche cybercrime network, police say, over a year after the global ring was busted in an international raid.

North Korea UN ambassador demands US prove ransomware claim

2017-12-26 12:05

North Korea's UN ambassador in charge of US affairs demands Washington show evidence to prove Wannacry cyberattack claim

Trump administration blames North Korea for big ransomware attack

2017-12-19 10:39

US President Donald Trump's administration is publicly blaming North Korea for a ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide.

'Tis the season for cybercrime...

2017-12-13 19:50

Consumers planning on purchasing their Christmas gifts online could be at risk of losing up to R70 000 per incident to cybercrime, says global IT group Dimension Data.


SA companies lose on average R36 million every time they get hacked

2018-07-12 11:15

Cyber criminals appear to be winning the war of cyber security as they put South African businesses to the sword.

Liberty customers urged to change all banking passwords amid inside-job rumours

2018-06-18 13:04

There is speculation that there was inside involvement. It appears [they] had access to the entire server [so] it seems unlikely it was external, says IT guru Arthur Goldstuck.

Hackers loot R300 000 from Goliath and Goliath: 'I'm petrified', says CEO

2018-05-27 18:00

Comedy and entertainment agency Goliath and Goliath has suffered a loss of more than R300 000 in what appears to be a phishing scam.

Companies want your valuable browsing data

2018-05-11 11:06

When you use the internet, companies such as Google track every search and interaction. Fortunately, there are options for those who want to protect their privacy.

Hacked Japan crypto exchange refunds customers

2018-03-13 14:38

Japan-based virtual currency exchange Coincheck has refunded more than $440m to customers following the hack of its systems, which was one of the largest thefts of its kind.

Fingerprint readers 'rolling out red carpet' for crooks - expert

2018-03-08 18:35

Biometrics systems in South Africa could be rolling out a "red carpet" to criminals, says an expert in smart identification.

Pakistani court convicts 2 Chinese nationals of ATM fraud

2018-01-30 07:10

A Pakistani court has convicted two Chinese nationals for tampering with an ATM machine, sentencing each of them to a year in prison and a fine of around $400.

Minister calls on Hawks to investigate fake social media accounts

2017-12-20 15:21

Minister of Home Affairs Ayanda Dlodlo says she had approached the Hawks to investigate a suspected criminal syndicate operating on SA social networks.

How ready are you to manage a data breach?

2017-12-14 06:00

While many organisations see the Protection of Personal Information Act as a necessary evil, the benefits of compliance are quickly being realised, says Gary Allemann.

'Explosive time' in SA for cybercrime after Hetzner breach

2017-11-02 16:07

With a new breach at web hosting company Hetzner leaking users’ private information, identity security experts say it is an "explosive time" for South African cybercrime.

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