Brace for more cybercrime as you work from home, experts warn

2020-04-04 14:26

Experts predict a significant spike in ransomware attacks and phishing scams as employees and businesses are forced to work remotely.

Cybercriminals targetting South Africans by sharing songs by Grammy winners like Billie Eilish

2020-01-30 12:36

Cybersecurity company Kaspersky says criminals use popular artists' names to spread malware hidden in music tracks or video clips.

Here's what it's like being a hacker millionaire under the age of 25

2019-11-10 06:51

Santiago Lopez, 19, lives in Argentina with his parents. Nathaniel Wakelam, 24, lives in Thailand and works for a security consultancy.

A cybersecurity expert describes the underground hacker network where stolen usernames and passwords are 'traded like Pokémon cards'

2019-10-07 12:47

Hackers use secret networks to aggregate and trade millions of stolen login credentials and passwords, according to a cybersecurity expert.

A security firm says it has discovered a flaw in WhatsApp that would allow hackers to alter your messages

2019-08-08 14:22

WhatsApp attackers could literally 'put words in [someone's] mouth,' security firm Check Point Research said in a press release on Wednesday.

The ex-Amazon employee who allegedly hacked into the 5th largest credit card company in the US posted about it online, the FBI says.

2019-07-31 09:17

FBI agent Joel Martini laid out evidence in the criminal complaint, which was found online on Github, Slack, Meetup, and Twitter.

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.

Hackers are using stolen Apple IDs to swipe cash in China

2018-10-11 15:33

Ant Financial’s Alipay and Tencent warned that cyber-attackers employed stolen Apple IDs to break into customers’ accounts and made off with an unknown amount of cash, in a rare security breach for China’s top digital payments providers.

Liberty refuses to pay ransom after hackers hit computer systems

2018-06-18 08:22

Liberty Holdings says it refused a ransom demand after hackers breached its information-technology infrastructure and accessed some emails.

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.

 

The dark web turns 20 this month. From black market hotspots to facilitating the Arab Spring

2020-03-23 11:25

The dark web — used by outlaws, dissidents, and hackers to share information without scrutiny — will turn 20 years old this month.

Nobel laureate Paul Krugman said he likely fell for a phishing scam. Here's how phishing scams work and how to avoid them.

2020-01-10 18:00

Krugman tweeted that he received a phone call indicating that hackers downloaded child pornography on his WiFi network.

Hacker's deadline passes: City of Johannesburg says it is not paying

2019-10-28 19:52

A deadline set by a group calling themselves "Shadow Kill Hackers" has passed. The group sent a ransom note to the City of Johannesburg, demanding payment of 4.0 bitcoins by October 28 at 17:00, or it would upload all data it had hacked from the City's servers.

Cybersecurity pros name their price as hacker attacks spike

2019-08-09 19:00

It took a R9.7m salary for Matt Comyns to entice a seasoned cybersecurity expert to join one of America’s largest companies as chief information security officer in 2012. This year, the company had to pay R37m to fill the same role.

New cars vulnerable to hacks that could leave thousands dead: report

2019-08-03 14:02

A consumer advocacy group has warned that automakers are rolling out new vehicles increasingly vulnerable to hackers, which could result in thousands of deaths in the event of a mass cyberattack.

Ransomware 'hero' who stopped WannaCry pleads guilty to US hacking charges

2019-04-21 09:59

A British computer security researcher once hailed as a "hero" for helping stem a ransomware outbreak and later accused of creating malware to attack the banking system said on Friday he pleaded guilty to US criminal charges.

Tinder, Spotify and Instagram users also affected by the massive Facebook hack

2018-09-29 08:22

Life just got worse for the 50 million people caught up in what may be the biggest hack of Facebook ever.

Sri Lanka arrests 2 men over Taiwan bank hacking

2017-10-09 05:20

Sri Lankan police have arrested two men for allegedly helping international criminals who hacked into computers at a Taiwan bank and stole millions of dollars.

HBO regains control of hacked social media accounts

2017-08-18 22:00

HBO says it has regained control of its social media accounts after the latest security breach to hit the entertainment company.

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