How safe are your details online?

2018-07-31 12:23

A recent report on online privacy settings provided by the likes of Facebook and Google reveals that the protection of our privacy is often trumped by these companies’ desire for profits.

US and UK issue joint alert warning of Russian cyber attacks

2018-04-17 06:15

Russia is using compromised computer network equipment to attack US and British companies and government agencies, the two countries have warned in an unprecedented joint alert.

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.

Hackers break into centralised password manager OneLogin

2017-06-02 19:15

Hackers have gained access to OneLogin, an online password manager that offers a single sign-on to multiple websites and services.

Another US spy worker steals data

2016-10-21 22:13

US prosecutors say they expected to file espionage charges against a private contractor for the National Security Agency suspected of stealing classified information.

Is biometrics the answer to secure and easy online payment?

2015-08-30 18:51

According to the SA Fraud Prevention Service, identity theft is costing the country at least R1bn per year and has increased by more than 200% in the last six years.

Sexy hackers steal Syria rebel plans

2015-02-02 22:33

Hackers targeted Syrian opposition members with online 'honey traps,' posing as female supporters to steal battle plans and the identity of defectors.

UK to keep tabs on phone calls

2014-07-10 21:06

Britain will rush through emergency legislation to force telecoms firms to retain customer data for a year.

China to probe tech suppliers for security

2014-05-22 17:40

China will investigate providers of important IT products and services to protect "national security" and "economic and social development".

Cops smash international cybercrime network

2014-05-21 11:09

Police say they have smashed an international cybercrime network operating out of Pretoria and made several arrests in a joint operation with the US.


Vodacom, kulula, and Unisa’s websites are now being declared insecure by Google’s browser

2018-07-25 18:48

After a Google Chrome update on Tuesday, any website that does not use HTTPS by default now comes with a safety warning.

The smart girls' guide to staying safe this Black Friday

2017-11-21 09:23

Scams succeed because they look like the real thing, so here's how to be alert in the online shopping world.

German hackers say vote software a security 'write-off'

2017-09-07 16:15

German IT security experts say they had found "serious flaws" in the ballot software being used for the September 24 elections.

Russian police arrest 9 hacking suspects

2017-02-08 17:53

Russia's interior ministry says it has arrested nine members of a major hacking group suspected of stealing millions of dollars from Russian bank accounts.

Protecting your payments against online fraudsters

2016-04-05 08:01

The cashless payment platform, i-Pay Payments Solutions allows for secure one-step EFT payments. Founder Thomas Pays shares how this platform may overtake traditional payment methods.

Clinton got Benghazi info on private email

2015-05-22 21:15

Former Secretary of State Clinton was sent now-classified Benghazi info on her private email server.

Israel's Iron Dome makers hit by China hackers

2014-07-30 05:00

Three Israeli defence contractors behind the Iron Dome missile shield and related systems were themselves robbed of hundreds of documents by hackers linked to the Chinese government starting in 2011.

China accused of disrupting Google services

2014-06-02 13:50

Google is being disrupted in China ahead of the 25th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators near Tiananmen Square, a censorship watchdog says.

eBay hacked - change your password

2014-05-21 18:52

Online auction house eBay has asked millions of users to change their passwords after a cyber-attack exposed its database to hackers.

BlackShades takes a hit

2014-05-19 19:00

Police have arrested around 100 people in global raids against notorious malware being sold complete with "ransom notes" to extort money after taking control of computers.

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