Posts Tagged ‘hackers’

  • smart homes

    Are smart homes becoming easy prey for hackers?

    January 29, 2015 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

    While the increasing use of home automation technology to create your version of a ‘smart house’ may be all the trend and seem practical, Richard Keymer Head of Pre-sales at SecureData Africa warns of the flipside in that once an automation system is...

  • Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler (image: Kickstarter)

    Kickstarter confirms security breach

    February 17, 2014 • OnlineComments Off

    Crowd-funding platform Kickstarter over the weekend confirmed that the platform suffered a security breach last week, but reiterated that no credit card data of any kind was accessed by hackers. Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects, and...

  • 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...

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    Cyber attacks: Nigeria could be a key target this year

    January 24, 2014 • Security, West AfricaComments Off

    Nigeria’s government as well as the country’s financial and ICT sectors will be under increasing threat of cyber attacks this year, claims a technology expert. In a report by The Daily Trust Tim Akano, Managing Director and CEO of New Horizons Nigeria is...

  • John Yeo, EMEA director at Trustwave (image: Trustwave)

    SA companies fail hacker test

    October 8, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    In a world that is connecting every day at a faster pace than ever, Philip Pieterse head of the ethical hacking division in South Africa for Spiderlabs says that South Africa has a lack of skills in the computer security sector – which could have dire...

  • Hackers gain access to Yahoo user IDs

    July 12, 2012 • OnlineComments Off

    Search engine Yahoo has revealed that the hacker group D33DS gained access to its systems and compromised approximately 400 000 user IDs. Security firm Trustedsec confirmed that the hacking originated from Yahoo’s Voices, a user-generated section of the...

  • Google’s Chrome hacked

    March 8, 2012 • Security, Software, Top StoriesComments (3)

    Google will have to cough up green after their Chrome browser was breached. A Russian student walked away with $60 000 after hacking Chrome from a fully-patched Windows 7 64-bit PC. This follows Google’s offer of prize money to anyone capable of...

  • The world’s most used password — Trustwave

    March 5, 2012 • Security, Top StoriesComments (1)

    “Password1″ is the world’s most used password, recently reported. Can you believe that? Trustwave, security and digital certificate authority, recently highlighted this logic as the biggest security threat in their Global Security...

  • Zambia invests in fight against cybercrime

    March 2, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    With cybercrime increasing, the Zambia Information Communications Authority (ZICTA) announced on Thursday, that it was investing some ZMK 1.3 billion ($582 000) in battling online criminal activity. The money will go towards creating a Computer Incident...

  • Interpol arrests 25 Anonymous members

    February 29, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    Interpol arrested 25 members of the ‘Anonymous’ hacker group in over a dozen cities worldwide the police body said on Tuesday. “Operation Unmask was launched in mid-February following a series of co-ordinated cyber-attacks originating from...

  • Addressing the security needs of Africa

    July 11, 2011 • OpinionComments Off

    Access to the Internet is a rapidly growing commodity and as connectivity continues to improve on the continent, greater numbers of users in Africa are joining the cyberworld. In fact, according to the latest statistics from Internet World Stats, almost 120...

  • Codemasters’ website hacked

    June 13, 2011 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    British gaming developer Codemasters recently informed its customers that the Codemasters website, Dirt 3 VIP code redemption page, Codemasters EStore and Codemasters CodeM database had been breached by a hacker. Encrypted passwords, Xbox Live Gamertags,...

  • Top five urban myths in the IT security sector

    November 4, 2010 • SecurityComments Off

    The IT security industry is no stranger to urban myths: stories that spread and, over time, become accepted as general truths. Global IT vendor Panda Security has been asking its community, mainly through Facebook and Twitter, which myths come to mind when...

  • Mobile phones at the mercy of hackers and viruses

    July 6, 2009 • SecurityComments (1)

    Increased access to the internet via mobile phones has increased the risk of being targeted by the viruses and hackers that prowl the internet. Security experts today all concur that mobile phones are the least protected devices in the entire computing arena...