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Column: Virus to virus: pandemic to cyber threat

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A surge in cyber attacks and ransomware hacks since the start of pandemic lockdowns is alarming for a world of finance moving headlong into...

ISS: Critical infrastructure attacks: why South Africa should worry

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Having single entities supplying electricity and telecoms is just one reason the country is vulnerable to cyber attacks. Cyber criminals infiltrated a water treatment plant in Florida,...

French minister: Mafia-type gangs likely behind cyber attacks on hospitals

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Mafia-type organisations, often based in eastern Europe, are likely to have been behind a recent wave of cyber attacks on French hospitals, rather than...

Cyber attacks seen on coronavirus vaccine infrastructure -US Senator Peters

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Cyber attacks have been waged against COVID-19 vaccine distribution infrastructure, including a cold-chain storage company, US Senator Gary Peters said on Thursday. “IBM recently released...

UAE target of cyber attacks after Israel deal, official says

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The United Arab Emirates was the target of cyber attacks after establishing formal ties with Israel, the Gulf Arab state’s cyber security head said...

UK to enforce sanctions on Russian GRU officers over cyber attacks...

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Britain will enforce asset freezes and travel bans against two officers from Russia’s military intelligence agency (GRU) and one of its units responsible for...

Australia says cyber attacks rise, cites 4 500 hacking attempts in...

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Cyber attacks against Australia have increased in frequency in recent months, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said on Friday, as the country released its first...

Cyberattacks on Czech infrastructure

Prague Airport and a regional Czech hospital thwarted cyberattacks on IT networks, reinforcing warnings by the national cyber security watchdog of attempts to harm...

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...

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...

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Communicate don’t abrogate!

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The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...