ARTICLES RELATING TO CYBERCRIME

WhatsApp urges users to update after spyware hacking report

2019-05-14 13:30

WhatsApp has pressed users to update its messaging service, following a report that a vulnerability in the software allowed attackers to hack into people’s phones using commercial Israeli spyware.

Think you know how much financial privacy you have online? Think again.

2019-04-26 05:00

When the average consumer pays a merchant in Europe via PayPal, their data goes to around 600 companies with zero visibility. And that's just the beginning, says Riccardo Spagni.

SA business underplaying the danger of cybercrime?

2019-03-13 10:59

According to current data, South Africa has the third-highest number of cybercrime victims worldwide. Experts warn that the threat has never been more severe, yet we are lagging when it comes to preventing cyber-attacks.

New Development Bank warns of fraudulent emails asking for money

2019-02-25 16:27

The New Development Bank wants the general public to be aware that fraudulent e-mails with money transfer requests are using the name of the bank.

Cryptocurrencies are speculative magic beans, this SA finance professor believes

2019-02-18 12:13

Investing in cryptocurrencies is probably the biggest financial risk you can take at the moment, according to this academic. .

50 countries vow to fight cybercrime - US and Russia don't

2018-11-13 05:15

Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies are pledging to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech. But the United States, Russia and China are not among them.

Treasury the latest victim in spate of government website hacking attacks

2018-10-10 14:24

The notorious hacker has in the past targeted various government websites, including those of the Cybersecurity Hub, the Department of Environmental Affairs, the Presidency and the City of Tshwane.

Banking scams: Two-step verification isn't as safe as you think

2018-10-08 17:46

Criminals can approach your mobile service provider, pretending to be you, and request a transfer of your existing cell phone number to their new SIM card.

US Agency backs tech firms denying China hacked their systems

2018-10-07 15:17

The Department of Homeland Security said it has no reason to question denials by U.S. technology companies of a report that Chinese spies had used a microchip to hack into American computer networks.

BEAT CYBERCRIME INSECURITY

2018-09-10 15:00

EVERY DAY there seems to be some sort of new technological breakthrough. We are flooded with stories of computers learning to paint pictures, write stories or drive cars.

 

Amazon hit by extensive fraud as hackers siphoned merchant funds

2019-05-08 19:44

Amazon.com has been hit by an "extensive" fraud, revealing that unidentified hackers were able to siphon funds from merchant accounts over six months last year.

Jessie Duarte opens case after communication devices 'hacked'

2019-03-29 14:23

ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte's emails and messaging systems have been hacked, according to the party.

SA more talk than action on cyber security, conference hears

2019-03-02 07:45

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.

Hackers are targeting South African cellphone owners to mine cryptocurrencies

2019-02-18 13:35

An infected device tends to be much slower, uses a lot of battery power, overheats or data usage may skyrocket.

WATCH: US charges 'Godkiller', one other hacker with alleged Chinese intelligence ties

2018-12-21 15:30

US officials have indicted two alleged Chinese hackers who are said to have carried out an extensive campaign on behalf of Beijing's main intelligence agency.

Charges withdrawn against 3 accused of selling places at UKZN medical school

2018-11-01 16:32

Charges against three people accused of corruption for allegedly "selling places" at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s medical school, have been provisionally withdrawn.

7 tips to protect yourself from malicious software, spyware

2018-10-09 09:01

Malicious software, spyware and key loggers are three ways cyber criminals use to obtain sensitive information from unsuspecting consumers.

Cybercrime: Is that email really from your boss?

2018-10-08 13:14

Introducing email spoofing and its targeted cousin, CEO fraud - cybercrimes the SA Banking Risk Information Centre cautions could be tricky to spot.

Cybercrime now 55% of gross losses in SA banking industry - report

2018-10-04 20:30

More than half of the gross losses due to crime reported to the SA Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) occur online.

EXCLUSIVE: Notorious hacker shuts down government website... again

2018-08-28 17:31

A notorious hacker has completely shut down government website cybersecurityhub.gov.za and has made it completely inaccessible.

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