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China-linked hacking group accessing call records

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A hacking group with suspected ties to China burrowed into mobile telephone networks worldwide and used specialised tools to grab call records and text...

Fake Facebook accounts in Sudan shut

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Facebook shut down two large networks targeting users in Sudan in recent months, as civilian and military leaders spar over the future of an...

FBI, Hawks net R100 million internet scam suspects

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Eight foreign nationals, aged between 33 and 52, were on Tuesday morning arrested for their links to an alleged R100 million internet scam during...

US authorities disclose ransomware attacks against water facilities

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US authorities said on Thursday that four ransomware attacks had penetrated water and wastewater facilities in the past year, and they warned similar plants...

Russia excluded from 30-country meeting to fight ransomware and cyber crime

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Russia was not invited to attend a 30-country virtual meeting led by the United States that is aimed at combating the growing threat of...

China has won AI battle with US, Pentagon’s ex-software chief says

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China has won the artificial intelligence (AI) battle with the United States and is heading towards global dominance because of its technological advances, the...

Department of Justice contains ransomware attack

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The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development says it has made strides in recovery after its IT systems experienced a ransomware attack last month. During...

Personal information potentially compromised in ransomware attack, says Justice department

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At least 1 200 files, which include the names, banking details and contact details of those who have submitted personal information to the Department...

White House plans 30-country meeting on cyber crime and ransomware – official

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Top US national security advisers will gather officials from 30 countries this month with plans to combat the growing threat of ransomware and other...

SA, UK to co-host dialogue on cybercrimes

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South Africa and the United Kingdom will today co-host the inaugural Information Communication Technology (ICT) Cyber Dialogue. According to the Department of International Relations and...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...