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.

Equifax raises breach victim number to 145.5 million

2017-10-04 10:02

Equifax says an investigation into the massive data breach at the credit agency discovered 2.5 million additional potential victims, bringing the total to 145.5 million.

Cyber criminals steal $225m as Ethereum ICOs surge

2017-08-24 09:26

Here’s another reason to be leery of the initial coin offerings being done at a staggering pace in the cryptocurrency world: there’s a one-in-10 chance you’ll end up a victim of theft.

How artificial intelligence is taking on ransomware

2017-06-28 21:30

Artificial intelligence is taking on ransomware, but getting protections onto computers presents its own challenges.

High fees tops 6 reasons why South Africans shun banks

2017-05-05 11:26

South Africans generally mistrust the banking system due to high transaction fees and fears of exploitation, according to a study by the Boston Consulting Group.

Dutchman wanted in Canada sentenced to 11 years for cyberbullying

2017-03-16 18:12

A man wanted in Canada for alleged involvement in online abuse has been sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison by a Dutch court for cyberbullying dozens of young girls and gay men

South Africans still 'in the dark' about personal info safeguards - researchers

2017-03-08 21:26

While South Africa has introduced stricter measures to protect its citizens and their privacy, a lack of enforcement and research opens them up to risk, a discussion on the subject has heard.


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.

Yahoo triples likely scope of 2013 hack to 3 billion users

2017-10-04 11:14

Yahoo, the internet company acquired by Verizon Communications this year, now believes a 2013 security breach exposed all 3 billion of its users at the time.

FedEx cuts profit outlook on $300m blow from cyberattack

2017-09-20 10:48

FedEx has cut its annual profit forecast, citing the $300m cost of a June cyberattack on its TNT Express unit.

Reckitt Benckiser cuts forecast after cyberattack hits sales

2017-07-06 10:38

Reckitt Benckiser has cut its full-year sales forecast after a global cyberattack disrupted manufacturing and distribution.

Firms scramble to recover from wave of cyberattacks

2017-06-28 15:09

Thousands of computer users across the globe have scrambled to reboot after a wave of ransomware cyberattacks spread from Ukraine and Russia through Europe to the US.

Russian hacker faces decades in prison

2017-04-21 15:31

Federal prosecutors want the Russian man convicted of hacking into US businesses to steal credit card data to be sentenced to 30 years in prison and ordered to pay about $170 million in restitution.

The view that '419' makes Nigeria a global cybercrime player is misplaced

2017-03-14 09:13

The cybercrime league table is a simplified and incomplete representation, and the claim that Nigeria is ranked third globally is therefore questionable, says an analyst.

Cybercrime to cost business up to R78 trillion in four years

2017-03-07 07:05

The same techniques used by cybercriminals on devices like computers are now being used on smartphones and home appliances connected to the internet, an expert has warned.

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