ARTICLES RELATING TO CYBERSECURITY

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory network was hacked by targeting a Raspberry Pi that wasn't supposed to be connected to it

2019-06-24 17:42

In April 2018, a hacker stole 500 megabytes of data from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It targeted an unauthorised Raspberry Pi.

A scary new hack created by researchers can accurately guess your password by listening to the sound of your fingers tapping the phone screen

2019-06-07 12:11

A new research paper shows how the microphones in smartphones could be used to listen for the sound waves made when users type their passcodes.

Man, 24, pleads guilty to creating malware to steal banking data

2019-04-21 07:12

A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus in 2017 has pleaded guilty to developing malware to steal banking information.

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.

Nearly 773 million email accounts have been exposed in a massive data breach. Here's how to check if you were affected.

2019-01-17 18:17

It's a massive data dump called "Collection #1," and it contains cracked passwords.

Japan's cybersecurity deputy admits: 'I don't use computers'

2018-11-15 21:10

He's also in charge of the the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which Japan will host, but the idea of a USB drive has him stumped.

Hackers have just stolen 30 million Facebook users’ personal data — here’s why you should be worried

2018-10-13 07:47

The personal data exposed in the hacking attack Facebook revealed recently could be used for malicious purposes, including accessing users' bank accounts.

Facebook's former security chief warns that 'it's too late to protect' the 2018 US elections from meddling

2018-08-25 08:49

Other countries are likely to follow in Russia's 2016 footsteps, Alex Stamos said, because the US has shown it doesn't take information warfare seriously.

Hackers abscond with R422 million in cryptocurrencies from massive South Korean cryptocurrency trading platform

2018-06-20 17:27

Bithumb, one of South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, announced that hackers took R422 million from its platform earlier this week.

 

US officials are reportedly keeping Trump in the dark about a cyber operation against Russia because they're afraid he'll leak it to foreign officials

2019-06-17 21:12

US officials are reportedly worried American President Donald Trump will undermine the plan or reveal details of it to foreign officials, like he's done in the past.

WhatsApp hack explained – you could still be at risk

2019-05-16 12:36

Once the hackers gain access to a device it’s a free for all.

It looks like Facebook is giving up on its years-long effort to bring its social network to China

2019-03-07 11:42

Facebook has been working to expand business in China, but Mark Zuckerberg's new note on privacy suggests that Facebook won't build data centres there.

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. .

Half of the world is now officially online, but several thorny new problems threaten the digital economy

2018-12-11 09:56

More than half the world thinks the drawbacks of the digital economy outweigh its benefits.

Trump continues to take calls from his iPhone despite warnings that China and Russia could be listening

2018-10-25 10:14

The Chinese reportedly have put together a list of the US President's friends and are hoping to influence him through these trusted sources.

5 things teens need to know about cybersecurity

2018-08-31 12:42

Everyone’s using technology, but they’re not all as safe as they could be. Here are a few ground rules to set for the kids and things you could do to make sure all their networks are password protected and their devices are safe and secure.

A desperate hacker tried selling US military files for R2,000 - only to find no one wanted them

2018-07-11 22:16

Among other things, the hacker tapped into live footage of surveillance cameras at the US-Mexico border.

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