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Justice department hit by a costly cyberattack

The theft of R10-million from the Guardian’s Fund account prompts the justice department to freeze all accounts until an audit can determine the extent of the damage

Beware, the cybervirus criminals want you

During times of crisis, people turn to trusted sources for accurate information. This leaves them vulnerable to cybercriminals

When you’re hacked on WhatsApp

Your app being compromised is only the start — reporting the breach brings further frustrations

Minister: Singapore cyber attack may be state-linked

Hackers broke into a government database and stole the health records of 1.5 million Singaporeans

‘Liberty breach should never have happened’ — cybersecurity expert

The breach illustrates a relative lack in corporate South Africa when it comes to knowledge on cybersecurity

Liberty clients urged to change all banking passwords amid inside-job rumours

The financial services group admitted to a data breach on Saturday night, but said that no clients had yet been financially impacted

US retaliates against Russian interference with 2016 election

“All Americans should be alarmed by Russia’s actions,” Obama said in a statement.

​Hackers will find life a little harder as Chinese satellite safeguard communications

China’s new satellite could change how we communicate, creating messages that disappear when someone tries to hack into them.

Anti-Trump operation leads to rifts in Anonymous

The cyber hacktivists are divided over #OperationTrump, with some saying it was counter to their tradition of not taking sides in political contests.

Psychologist RATs on hackers

“We know a lot about real-world criminology. We don’t know anything about cyber juvenile delinquency.”

‘The Interview’ released on YouTube, other digital platforms

Sony has debuted the movie online after hackers threatened its release, making it available on YouTube before screenings at 320 independent theatres.

Hollywood voices outrage over Sony cancelling N Korea movie

Celebrities have criticised the decision made by movie theatres and Sony to cancel "The Interview"'s December 25 release after threats from hackers.

Electronic literacy the only real defence against hacking

The starlets who had their privacy invaded by hackers did not deserve it, but they could have prevented it, writes Alistair Fairweather.

Apple: No security breach in celebrity photo leak

Apple has said it was a targeted hack on celebrities' iCloud accounts that resulted in personal photos being leaked, and not a system breach.

Jennifer Lawrence has breasts, and they’re not yours

An invasion of privacy on the bodies of women is one thing, feeling entitled to them, is another – and more of the same.

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