ARTICLES RELATING TO CYBERCRIME

City of Joburg shuts down all systems after cyber attack demanding bitcoin ransom

2019-10-25 07:43

The City of Joburg has announced a breach of its network on and shut down its website and all e-services as a precautionary measure.

Lazarus group behind recent cyberattack on South Africa - Kaspersky

2019-08-15 05:00

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.

Tax season: 7 ways to protect yourself from cybercrime attacks

2019-07-19 07:00

An antivirus expert lists seven tips to help shield taxpayers from cyber crime attacks.

Prepare for 'all-out cyber war' as next phase of online threats looms, warns expert

2019-05-28 23:08

Exercises and cyber simulations must be conducted at all levels of government to prepare for the next phase of cyber threats that will be interwoven across national security, an expert has warned.

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Charges withdrawn against 3 accused of selling places at UKZN medical school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corruption for allegedly "selling places" at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s medical school, have been provisionally withdrawn.

 

WATCH: Quantum cyber-attacks are coming, scientists say

2019-08-23 19:04

Quantum supercomputers are on the way, scientists say, but they'll herald hacking risks as well as huge advances.

South Africa was reportedly a target in North Korea’s cyber crimewave that raised money for nuclear missiles

2019-08-13 11:01

North Korean hackers allegedly raised some R30 billion with sophisticated attacks targeting inter-bank transfers and by hijacking crypto currency – and a new report says South Africa was a target.

Just how well armed is SA's financial services sector against cybercrime?

2019-07-17 07:00

Cybercrime is a growing threat, and the financial services sector is among the most vulnerable, says Sharron L. McPherson.

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.

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