ARTICLES RELATING TO HACKING

Pretoria attorneys found negligent after they paid R1.7m into a fake account

2019-10-08 05:00

A Pretoria law firm has appealed a high court decision that it still owes a client R1.7m even though it had already paid the money into what later appeared to be a fraudulent account.

Cryptocurrencies can help create 'parallel society' - hackers

2019-10-06 10:05

A hackers' congress has hailed the new cryptocurrencies as a tool to break free from the constraints of modern life and move towards a freer "parallel society".

Over 200 million 'Words with Friends' players may have had their passwords stolen in a recent data breach

2019-10-01 21:13

A hacker claims he accessed data from more than 200 million people who played "Words with Friends" on iPhone and Android.

Twitter has temporarily switched off tweeting by SMS thanks to its CEO Jack Dorsey getting hacked

2019-09-06 10:52

Last week, a hacker group called the "Chuckling Squad" gained access to Dorsey's account and used it to tweet racist and anti-Semitic slurs.

Erratic messages from Twitter CEO account suggest hack

2019-08-30 22:25

A series of erratic and offensive messages appearing on the account of Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey on Friday suggest his account had been hacked.

'Enough is enough': Apple is suing a company that claims it creates 'perfect' replicas of iOS

2019-08-16 16:13

Apple encourages benevolent 'white hat' hacking, but claimed Corellium simply enables customers to sell security flaws to the highest bidder.

Hackers expose Russian intelligence agency's secret internet projects in 'the largest data leak' the group has ever faced

2019-07-22 11:04

Hackers breached a contractor for Russia's intelligence agency, stealing 7.5 terabytes in a historic leak that exposed several secret projects.

SA Civil Aviation Authority launches investigation into possible cyber hack

2019-07-08 16:02

The South African Civil Aviation Authority has launched an internal investigation after it noticed some of its ICT systems did not launch and operate normally.

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 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.

Hacker seeking bitcoin ransom hits city's computer sytem

2019-10-05 10:42

A hacker has taken over the computer system of a Spanish city and is demanding a ransom paid in bitcoin to unlock it, say local officials.

Australian intelligence reportedly concluded that China was responsible for a major hack on Australia's parliament in the lead up to its most recent elections

2019-09-16 10:11

Sources told Reuters that a classified report suggested keeping the findings a secret so that Canberra could maintain trade relations with Beijing.

Groups of people are wandering SA’s mountains, ‘hacking’ down alien trees for sport

2019-09-01 09:03

The country loses about R6.5-billion to invasive species and alien plants which threaten water supply.

Cyber criminals hacking remote-controlled medical devices could kill patients, conference hears

2019-08-29 05:00

Hackers could potentially kill patients wearing remote-controlled pacemakers or insulin pump devices, warns the executive officer of the SA Medical Technology Industry Association.

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.

SA Civil Aviation Authority continues wide-ranging investigation into potential security breach

2019-07-12 06:00

The investigation into a possible cyber hack at the SA Civil Aviation Authority, discovered a few days ago, is still underway, says spokesperson Kabelo Ledwaba.

Here's what cyber criminals are looking for

2019-06-16 10:25

There is an increasing number of cyber attacks on supply chains and financial services in Africa, according to experts at global cyber security giant Kaspersky Lab.

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.

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