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Foreign state behind attack on Czech ministry

A foreign state staged the latest cyber-attack targeting the Czech Foreign Ministry, the Senate’s security committee said, though it did not identify the nation...

Israel airspace disruptions

Weeks-long disruptions to GPS signals in Israel’s airspace ended, officials said, declining comment on an Army Radio report Russian electronic warfare – possibly from...

Uganda to register, monitor social influencers

Influencers on Ugandan social media and others with large, commercialised online followings must register their activities for monitoring by the state, the country’s communications...

US Congress summons 8chan owner

Online message board 8chan’s fortunes worsened as it was again left homeless by a technical services provider and its owner was called to testify...

Chinese government hackers suspected of moonlighting for profit

One of the most effective teams of Chinese government-backed hackers is conducting financially-motivated side operations, cybersecurity researchers said. US firm FireEye said members of the...

North Korea used cyber attacks to fund weapons programmes

North Korea generated an estimated $2 billion for its weapons of mass destruction programmes using “widespread and increasingly sophisticated” cyber attacks to steal from...

Tech companies pushed to shun 8chan

Critics pressed Twitter and other tech companies to shun online message board 8chan, after it was used by a mass shooter to announce a...

Cloudfare terminates 8chan

US cyber security firm Cloudflare will terminate online message board 8chan as its customer after a shooter used the messaging forum before killing 20...

Turkey moves to oversee all online content

Turkey granted its radio and television watchdog sweeping oversight over online content, including streaming platforms and online news outlets, a move raising concern over...

Facebook dismantles covert influence campaign

People connected to the Saudi Arabia government ran a network of fake accounts and pages on Facebook to promote state propaganda and attack regional...

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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...