Latest articles on Cyber Crime

Raise wiser children, not taller fences

We can’t hope to shield our kids from any and all cyber-abuse, but we can equip them to deal with it

SA business faces cyber invasion

SA businesses face unprecedented levels of cyber attacks as global security vulnerabilities against systems reach their highest recorded level.

Spying far worse in South Africa than the US

In terms of both ­legislation and practical reality, South Africans have faced far closer scrutiny of their private communication than US citizens.

Defending the country’s cyber space

There isn't much going for cyber defenders.

Defending SA’s cyber borders

Information security is becoming an important tool in protecting citizens, companies and the government from cyber crime and cyber terrorism.

If you want cyber peace, prepare for cyber war

How vulnerable is South Africa to cyber attacks that have the potential to threaten national security?

US defence chief accuses China of cyber spying

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has accused China of waging cyber espionage against the United States.

A playground for faceless criminals

Online offences cost the SA economy millions, have dire implications for the victims, and are on the rise.

Man who almost ‘broke the net’

Did Sven Kamphuis lead mega cyber attacks on the West or is his reputation being inflated by his foes?

Mobile devices not protected in SA

A study shows few South Africans are taking necessary precautions to keep their mobile devices safe and secure when accessing the internet.

Enter the perplexing password

The accepted doctrine about how to create these annoying codes is failing our security, writes Oliver Burkeman.

Davos calls for clear laws against cybercrime

Davos has called for global action against cybercrime, saying countries should have clear laws against it.

Cybercrime: Is it out of control?

Spam, phishing, viruses, malware and identity theft ... cyber criminals are getting more audacious. Can anything be done?

Calls for BBM decryption not for spy purposes

Kopeng Obed Bapela has called for the decryption of BlackBerry Messenger-type services should there be an increase in cybercrime in the space.

Bank cyber fraud more lucrative than drugs trade

New forms of fraud are emerging that are making bank cyber fraud even more lucrative than the drug trade, says an auditing expert.

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Luxor Paints loses CCMA case, must pay workers R40-m in back pay

Some of the 181 workers were dismissed for carrying sticks during a strike, others were dismissed even though they weren’t at the picket, but were deemed guilty by association

Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

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