ARTICLES RELATING TO HACKING

The Saudi hack on Jeff Bezos' phone went on for months and led to gigabytes of personal data being stolen, according to new report

2020-01-24 07:39

A forensic analysis conducted by FTI Consulting seen by the Financial Times revealed that a "massive and unauthorized" amount of data was stolen.

Here's everything we know about how Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia was apparently able to hack Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone

2020-01-22 20:43

UN investigators reported Wednesday that there is "reasonable certainty" that Crown Prince Mohammed was involved in hacking Jeff Bezos' phone.

Infamous 'Silence' bank hackers thought to hit local shores, warns cyber lab

2020-01-13 20:31

An infamous Russian-speaking hacking group referred to as Silence is the likely culprit making thousands of attempts to hack major banks in sub-Saharan Africa, says Kaspersky Lab.

WATCH: Online stores compromised by hackers stealing credit card data

2019-11-16 18:09

New research has found that stores on an online shopping platform have been hacked.

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.

 

Saudi officials close to the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly knew of plans to hack Bezos phone

2020-01-23 15:59

Saudi officials told The Wall Street Journal that senior adviser to the crown prince Saud al-Qahtani was involved in plans to hack Bezos' phone.

WATCH: How hackers can use smart home devices to access your personal data

2020-01-18 11:28

The FBI issued a statement earlier this month warning consumers about smart home devices that could be vulnerable to hacks.This includes smart digital assistants, smart watches, smart refrigerators, home security devices, and gaming systems.

SA hit by longest running cyber attack campaign in July - report

2019-11-21 05:00

In July this year South Africa experienced the longest running cyber-attack campaign among all the regions monitored by an email and data security company.

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.

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