Posts Tagged ‘hacker’

  • CNN announced on their website that a number of their social media sites have been hacked (image: CNN)

    CNN websites attacked by Syrian Electronic Army

    January 24, 2014 • SecurityComments Off

    As cybercrime has been taking centre stage over the last couple of months, even the largest news websites aren’t immune to being infiltrated. On Friday morning, news giant CNN announced on their website that a number of their social media sites had been...

  • Government must take online security seriously

    May 31, 2013 • OpinionComments Off

    The highly publicised infiltration of the South African Police Service’s back-end infrastructure has cast a strong spotlight on the efficacy of governmental IT systems. During this attack – motivated by a desire for revenge against the Marikana shootings...

  • Want to win a $1-million?

    February 29, 2012 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off

    Google launched a new initiative this week offering a $1-milion prize to any hacker who can find and exploit security flaws in its Chrome web browser. “While we are proud of Chrome’s leading track record in past competitions, the fact is that not...

  • Passwords are the Holy Grail

    July 15, 2011 • SecurityComments Off

    Hacking has become an almost everyday occurrence, and it has become so common-place that people actually roll their eyes when you try to explain with gusto that another gaming developer’s website has been hacked. The latest spate of attacks started with the...

  • Hackers pounce on ANC alliance partner

    July 23, 2009 • Security, SoftwareComments (3)

    Johannesburg (IT News Africa) THE Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) says it had been a victim of cyber criminals...

  • Cyber crooks hit World Bank

    October 13, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off

    The computer network used by the World Bank Group has suffered a series of at least six intrusions since mid-2007, according to a report. The World Bank Group was first notified of the intrusions by the FBI in September 2007,...

  • 419 scam hits Kenya

    October 7, 2008 • Security, SoftwareComments Off

    Kenyans have not been spared by cyber crooks, an increase in fraud has been witnessed and the victims have lost heavily...

  • Hackers stealing $200billion per year worldwide

    September 12, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off

    Hackers are having it big worldwide, the global economy is losing almost $200 billion per year to the cyber thieves; this is according to Nigerian based Global Network for Cyber Solutions (GNCS)...