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.

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?

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.

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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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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