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Australia sees China as main suspect in state-based cyberattacks, sources say

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Australia views China as the chief suspect in a spate of cyber-attacks of increasing frequency in recent months, three sources familiar with the government’s...

Committee adopts Cybercrimes Bill

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The Select Committee on Security and Justice has adopted the Cybercrimes Bill, among several other pieces of legislation. The Cybercrimes Bill (B 6B-2017) aims to...

South Africa’s Life Healthcare hit by cyber attack

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South Africa’s Life Healthcare said on Tuesday its southern African operation was hit by a cyber attack affecting its admissions systems, business processing systems...

Obscure Indian cyber firm spied on politicians, investors worldwide

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A little-known Indian IT firm offered its hacking services to help clients spy on more than 10,000 email accounts over a period of seven...

Germany calls in Russian envoy over hack attack

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Germany’s foreign ministry called in the Russian ambassador in Berlin on Thursday to complain “in the strongest possible terms” about a hack attack on...

Google sees resurgence in state-backed hacking, phishing related to COVID-19

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Security experts at Alphabet Inc’s Google sent 1 755 warnings in April to users whose accounts were targets of government-backed attackers, following a resurgence...

Japan defence ministry investigating potential hack of next-gen missile details: Asahi

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Japan’s defence ministry is investigating a possible leak of details of a new state-of-the-art missile in a large-scale cyber attack on Mitsubishi Electric Corp,...

Facebook reports spike in takedowns of hate speech, terrorism

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Facebook on Tuesday reported a sharp increase in the number of posts it removed for promoting violence and hate speech across its apps, which...

State backed hackers targeting COVID-19 responders

Government-backed hackers are attacking healthcare and research institutions to steal information on efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, Britain and the United States said...

Cyber-intel firms pitch governments on spy tools to trace coronavirus

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When law enforcement agencies want to gather evidence locked inside an iPhone, they often turn to hacking software from the Israeli firm Cellebrite. By...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...