SA businesses face unprecedented levels of cyber attacks as global security vulnerabilities against systems reach their highest recorded level.
A Canada-based bitcoin bank has had to close down after losing about $600 000 in bitcoins to a hacker - a loss it says it cannot come back from.
An advanced Spanish-speaking "threat actor" dubbed "The Mask" has been discovered to be behind global cyberespionage operations since at least 2007.
Hacker group the Syrian Electronic Army has claimed credit for the Twitter and Huffington Post hacks in a series of Twitter messages.
Apple has apologised to Chinese consumers after government media criticised its repair policies in a campaign that reeked of economic nationalism.
A legal review has concluded that the US president can order pre-emptive cyberstrikes if the country finds evidence of a digital attack against it.
New forms of fraud are emerging that are making bank cyber fraud even more lucrative than the drug trade, says an auditing expert.
McAfee says it has found the biggest series of cyberattacks to date involving the infiltration of the networks of 72 organisations, including the UN.
An estimated 60% of South African businesses are not insured against cyberattacks while most are not aware insurance against these attacks exists.
The US defence agency that invented the forerunner to the internet is working on a "virtual firing range" intended as a replica of the real internet.
A cybersecruty expert said the intruders' goal had been to install software that would give a nation state a "digital insider presence" on the IMF.
ESET has highlighted new cyber scams emerging in South Africa following the recent killing of Osama bin Laden and ongoing conflict in Libya.
Sony has introduced its new generation PlayStation Vita gaming handset and blockbuster 3D console as it sought to shake off the cyberattacks stigma.
Google has become a "political tool" vilifying the Chinese government, an official Beijing newspaper has said of Google's hacking attack claims.
US systems are constantly under attack and the Pentagon is working to identify hackers who will be responded to in kind or with traditional action.
Lockheed Martin, the US government's top IT provider, said on Saturday it had thwarted "a significant and tenacious attack" on its systems.
The e-G8 summit in Paris on the power of the internet was disrupted by cyber-attacks on the forum's wireless connection.
Cyberspace is likely to be a key battleground for states in the 21st century but recruiting those with the technical skills to fight will be tough.
Targeted cyber attacks will pose a growing threat to companies around the world this year after the Stuxnet worm hit Iran's nuclear programme in 2010.
In the wake of the Stuxnet virus, the topic of international "cyberwar" split IT experts at the world's top tech fair, CeBIT.