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US to crack down on Evil Corp hackers

US authorities on Thursday took aim at Russian cybercriminal group Evil Corp, indicting its Lamborghini-driving alleged leader and ordering asset freezes against 17 associates...

Millions of child abuse posts removed from Facebook

Facebook removed 3,2 billion fake accounts between April and September including millions of posts depicting child abuse and suicide, according to its latest content...

ISS: Taking social media at (Face)book value in Africa

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Last week Facebook revealed that it had disabled hundreds of fake accounts that had sought to meddle with the electoral processes of eight African...

Government officials targeted with hacking software

Senior government officials in multiple US-allied countries were targeted this year by hacking software using Facebook WhatsApp to take over users’ phones, according to...

Marine services operator hacked

Marine services provider James Fisher and Sons said hackers gained unauthorised access to its computer systems, sending shares down over five percent. JFS said...

Facebook suspends Putin ally accounts

Facebook suspended three networks of Russian accounts attempting to interfere in the domestic politics of eight African countries and tied to a Russian businessman...

Georgian police investigate massive cyber attack

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Georgian police are investigating a massive coordinated cyber attack that took thousands of websites offline and could have been carried out from abroad, the...

Africa takes on cyber crime

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Separated by cultures, religions, languages and 8,458 kilometers, Morocco and India appear to have little in common. And yet, in late 2018, the two...

Russian operatives sacrifice followers to stay under cover on Facebook

Efforts by Russian influence campaigns to stay undetected on social media ahead of next year’s US elections are undermining ability to gain followers and...

Russia dismisses hacking reports as “unsavoury”

Moscow dismissed media reports that Russian hackers piggybacked on an Iranian cyber-espionage operation to attack government and industry organisations in dozens of countries as...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...