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Posts Tagged ‘hackers’

  • Corporate companies warned against targeted cyber attacks

    Meet the Hackers: A series on mobile malware

    March 29, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Meet the Hackers: A series on mobile malware

    Over the past year, every company in the world has experienced a mobile malware attack. Mobile malware has become a major concern for both consumers and organisations worldwide. Although much has been written about which mobile malwares are prevalent and how...

  • Hackers love public Wi-Fi more than you do

    Hackers love public Wi-Fi more than you do

    December 7, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, OpinionComments Off on Hackers love public Wi-Fi more than you do

    Public Wi-Fi is great in so many ways. It costs nothing, saves on mobile data, and is often faster when it comes to downloading. However, as much as we love the convenience, hackers love public Wi-Fi too, and for different reasons. Nastassja Poorter,...

  • Dating apps have become the hunting ground for hackers

    Dating apps have become the hunting ground for hackers

    November 1, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Dating apps have become the hunting ground for hackers

    On Wednesday 1 November 2017 Kaspersky Lab researchers revealed that the company has discovered a range of vulnerabilities contained in popular dating apps which have the potential to result in various negative consequences for users: from simply identifying...

  • South Africa rank third most exposed country to cyber risks

    SA’s biggest fear is theft of private data

    March 7, 2017 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SA’s biggest fear is theft of private data

    Lushen Padayachi, Head of Security at BT In Africa, stressed the need for digital businesses in South Africa to adopt a more proactive approach to cyber-security that entails a better understanding of the risks. With the size of the internet economy alone...

  • What Lies Ahead? Cyber-predictions for 2018

    As consumers wind down, cybercriminals gear up

    December 18, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on As consumers wind down, cybercriminals gear up

    As consumers wind down for a much-needed year-end break, cybercriminals are entering their busiest time of year. A time when consumers are quick to snap up festive season savings and when they use their devices more for entertainment and less for work. While...

  • smart homes

    Are smart homes becoming easy prey for hackers?

    January 29, 2015 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Are smart homes becoming easy prey for hackers?

    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 • Online & Social, StartupsComments Off on Kickstarter confirms security breach

    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 on CNN websites attacked by Syrian Electronic Army

    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 on Cyber attacks: Nigeria could be a key target this year

    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 on SA companies fail hacker test

    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 • Online & SocialComments Off on Hackers gain access to Yahoo user IDs

    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, 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, PCMag.com 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 on Interpol arrests 25 Anonymous members

    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 on Addressing the security needs of Africa

    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...