Cyber Warfare

If we can’t trust Kaspersky, can we trust Microsoft?

An intelligence agency may still break into software companies to backdoor their software, and probably will.

The cyber-war(s) being fought right under our noses

Hackers are consistently coming up with ways of accessing the devices of people and companies, despite the proliferation of security software.
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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.

US secret report condones cyberattacks after ‘China threat’

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.

Cyberspace the new frontier in Iran’s war with foes

Two years after the Stuxnet computer worm attacked its nuclear program, Iran is increasingly turning to cyberspace to retaliate against sanctions.

Is China involved in UN hack attack?

McAfee says it has found the biggest series of cyberattacks to date involving the infiltration of the networks of 72 organisations, including the UN.

South Korea to open cyber warfare school

South Korea's military will create a cyber warfare school to help combat growing internet attacks from North Korea, an official said on Wednesday.

China blames US for global ‘internet war’

The Chinese military has accused the United States of launching a global "internet war" to bring down Arab and other governments.

‘Cyberwar’ talk invades world’s top high-tech fair

In the wake of the Stuxnet virus, the topic of international "cyberwar" split IT experts at the world's top tech fair, CeBIT.

Stuxnet: A new weapon for cyber insurgents?

Weaker combatants have always used unconventional or inexpensive means to defy stronger foes, including guerrilla warfare and suicide attacks.

China’s military warns Washington, denies hacking

China's military warned the United States on Thursday to "speak and act cautiously" to avoid reigniting tensions between the two superpowers.

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Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

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