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Israel blocks power station cyberattack

Israel foiled a major cyberattack on a power station, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said. “It was a serious, sophisticated attempt to control and paralyse...

Hackers acting for Turkey said to be behind recent cyberattacks

Sweeping cyberattacks targeting governments and organisations in Europe and the Middle East are believed to be the work of hackers acting in the interests...

UN officials barred from WhatsApp

UN officials do not use WhatsApp to communicate because “it’s not supported as a secure mechanism,” a spokesman said after UN experts accused Saudi...

Fringe groups undermine democracy via social media

Social media has become a hotbed of extremism, used to undermine democracy, a think tank said, calling for reforms to restore trust in government...

Foreign state suspected of Austrian cyberattack

Austria suspects a foreign country is behind a serious cyberattack on information systems at its Foreign Ministry, the ministry said. “Given the type and...

Iran foils cyber-attack

Iran foiled a major cyber-attack on its infrastructure launched by a foreign government, the Iranian telecoms minister said, two months after reports of a...

North Korean hackers working with East European cybercriminals

North Korean state-backed hackers appear to be co-operating with Eastern European cybercriminals, a report said in a finding suggesting digital gangsters and state-backed spies...

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...

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SONA doesn’t do defence

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) was much in evidence ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA). This high visibility did...