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    Infographic: How much do cybercriminals make from their victims?

    December 1, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Infographic: How much do cybercriminals make from their victims?

    Cybercriminals could be raking in profits 20 times greater than the cost of their attacks, according to figures compiled by Kaspersky Lab experts. Their research compared the cost of the most frequently used hacker tools with the money stolen in a successful...

  • Anton Jacobsz

    SA IT must advance to counter advanced threats

    June 19, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on SA IT must advance to counter advanced threats

    Multi-layered targeted offences are being mounted against selected victims, and few enterprises have the security in place to withstand these attacks, says Networks Unlimited. Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director of Fortinet distributor, Networks Unlimited, says...

  • Kenya's Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko (image: file)

    Kenya creates special cyber-crime unit

    January 19, 2014 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya creates special cyber-crime unit

    As cyber-crime activities across the continent cripple business and government websites, Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko announced last week that the country is taking steps to combat cyber-crime by forming a dedicated unit....

  • 12 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Online Security

    March 8, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on 12 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Online Security

    At the RSA Conference in San Francisco last week, I got the chance to sit down with Stephen Cobb, a distinguished security researcher for the IT security company ESET. We talked about a lot of things, including Android security issues and how walled gardens...

  • Google warns of Gmail hack attacks

    June 8, 2012 • SecurityComments (3)

    Search engine giant Google has warned the users of its mail delivery system Gmail to be vigilant in terms of hacking attacks, as a number of what it calls “state-sponsored” attacks have taken place throughout the world. “We are constantly on the...

  • Non-humans drive over half of web traffic

    March 15, 2012 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Non-humans drive over half of web traffic

    Cloud-based security provider Incapsula revealed in an interview with Siliconvalleywatcher.com today that 51% of web traffic consists of possibly threatening automated software programs. Only 49% of web visitors are actual humans, whereas the rest consists...

  • 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...

  • Want to win a $1-million?

    February 29, 2012 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Want to win a $1-million?

    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...

  • Why Anonymous can’t shut down the internet

    February 21, 2012 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (5)

    Over the last couple of months, a number of internet threats have emerged that seem to be originating from hacker collective Anonymous. In their latest threat, the group intimidated the public into believing that they will shut down the internet on 31 March,...

  • Anonymous to shut down the internet

    February 18, 2012 • Top StoriesComments (4)

    Anonymous, the leaderless hacking collective, has vowed to effectively shut down the entire internet on 31 March. The group, which has been credited for bringing down sites such as HBGary, Amazon and Sony’s PlayStation Network, said they would attempt the...

  • Sesame Street YouTube channel hacked with Porn material

    October 17, 2011 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Sesame Street YouTube channel hacked with Porn material

    Sesame Street’s YouTube channel, a highly popular page containing videos of the muppets including Kermit the frog, and Big Bird, was hacked on Sunday 16 Ocoterber 2011, and the child friendly content was replaced with something far less savoury: hard...

  • Q&A: Cyber crime disrupts Africa’s online activity

    September 12, 2011 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Q&A: Cyber crime disrupts Africa’s online activity

    AVG, a global security company launched its AVG 2012 anti-virus product during a media function held today at the Melrose Arch, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Speaking to ITNewsAfrica, Peter Baxter, AVG VP for International Sales highlighted vital global...

  • Passwords are the Holy Grail

    July 15, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on Passwords are the Holy Grail

    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...