cyber security

 
IMF backs state-issued digital currency
IMF backs state-issued digital currency
Cryptocurrencies have been collapsing. Market leader Bitcoin this week fell below $5 000 for the first time in more than a year. It traded on...
‘Targeted crackdown’ on society
‘Targeted crackdown’ on society
A new report claims the Zambian government is harassing and threatening its critics
Chinese-style 'digital authoritarianism' grows globally — study
Chinese-style 'digital authoritarianism' grows globally — study
Governments worldwide are stepping up the use of online tools, in many cases inspired by China's model, to suppress dissent and tighten their grip...
UCT leads in countering cyberattacks on varsities
UCT leads in countering cyberattacks on varsities
The recent global ransomware attack by WannaCry has reinforced awareness of everyone’s vulnerability to attack in the cyberrealm, whether it is...
Psychologist RATs on hackers
Psychologist RATs on hackers
“A humanistic, cognitive psychology approach to hacking would be to consider an emotion such as revenge. But my favourite explanation for the...
Cybercriminals thrive on silence
Cybercriminals thrive on silence
South Africa is extremely prone to cyberattacks, but with no effective requirement on companies to disclose systems breaches, and few avenues for...
State agency monitoring cyberspace for Isis recruitment
State agency monitoring cyberspace for Isis recruitment
Via video-link on Tuesday at a media briefing in Cape Town and Pretoria, State Security Minster David Mahlobo said that: "International...
FPB earmarks R8m to censor online
FPB earmarks R8m to censor online
ANALYSISSoon, the Film and Publications Board (FPB) hopes it will “have the power to order an administrator of any online platform to take...
Anonymity does not equal security
Anonymity does not equal security
Nobody likes to feel like they're being watched. Societies will tolerate a lot from their governments but few things cause more outrage than the...
Carrim announces new cyber security council
Carrim announces new cyber security council
Communications Minister Yunus Carrim inaugurated the National Cyber Security Advisory Council (NCAC ) on Tuesday.
SA, Russia, Turkey furious over US, UK spy claims
SA, Russia, Turkey furious over US, UK spy claims
Turkey's government summoned Britain's charge d'affaires on Monday to explain a newspaper report that London put its finance...
[Video]Cybercrime in SA: As bad as HIV?
[Video]Cybercrime in SA: As bad as HIV?
Cybercrime poses as huge a threat to SA as HIV and Aids, say experts. What is our government’s response? Watch the video to find out.

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