ARTICLES RELATING TO HACKING

There's a wild conspiracy theory that Facebook listens to your private phone calls, and it just won’t go away

2019-05-19 16:10

There's a belief that Facebook is listening through your phone and then serving ads based on your life. But evidence suggests this is not true.

Meet the shadowy security firm from Israel whose technology is believed to be at the heart of the massive WhatsApp hack

2019-05-14 21:27

The NSO Group's "Pegasus" software is believed to be at the heart of a major new spyware attack that affects billions of people.

A 13-year old hacker's 3 top tips to beef up your cyber security

2019-05-03 05:00

Fin24 talks to 13-year old hacker Reuben Paul, who delivered his first presentation at a hacker conference at the tender age of 8.

Sunday Read: Passwords, malware and why banks aren't the bad guys

2019-04-21 09:38

South African Banking Risk Information Centre CEO Kalyani Pillay says she has led an agile and growing organisation that assists banks through a unique model to improve security.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Microsoft's Russian hacking revelations spur US lawmakers' ire

2018-08-21 22:15

Microsoft’s declaration that it found and seized bogus web domains created by Russian hackers amplified calls by US lawmakers to pass legislation imposing more sanctions on Vladimir Putin’s government and his associates.

'Hacky hack hack': Australia teen breaches Apple's secure network

2018-08-17 20:33

A schoolboy who "dreamed" of working for Apple hacked the firm's computer systems, Australian media have reported, although the tech giant said Friday no customer data was compromised.

 

Apple, Microsoft, and Google are all releasing fixes for ZombieLoad, a scary security flaw in Intel chips

2019-05-15 11:33

The bad news is that the latest security hole discovered in Intel's processors is bad. The good news is that vendors have patches available now.

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.

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.

One of the world's largest aluminium companies just got hit by a massive cyber attack

2019-03-20 13:32

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro , one of the world's largest aluminium producers, has been hit by a cyber attack that it says has partially shut down operations.

Germany seeks US assistance after hacking breach – report

2019-01-06 18:00

German authorities sought help from the US National Security Agency after discovering hackers released private data linked to Angela Merkel and other German politicians.

China says if Trump is worried his iPhone is tapped, he can go Huawei

2018-10-25 17:13

A Chinese spokesperson said "if there are concerns about Apple calls being listened-in on, then you can change to Huawei phones," – which are not sold in the United States and have been accused of being Chinese spying devices.

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.

Hacker to live-stream attack on Zuckerberg’s Facebook page

2018-09-28 09:00

An indie Taiwanese hacker has proclaimed he’ll broadcast an attempt to wipe out Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page this Sunday – live.

Modern-day prison heists

2018-08-20 12:49

Thanks to technology (and government-issued tablets), prisoners in the US pulled off some very tech-savvy pilfering. And it’s not an isolated incident.

Here’s why MTN actually capped free Twitter: a loophole that landed some customers R18,000 worth of free data per day

2018-07-18 13:19

A group of around 100 users found a way to use as much as 600GB of data per day by exploiting a loophole that – while it didn't exactly amount to MTN "being hacked" – put strain on its network.

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