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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...

Russian defence contractor developing smartphone spyware

A Russian defence contractor accused of supporting cyber-attacks has developed sophisticated software to spy on smartphones, an American security company said. St. Petersburg-based Special Technology...

Armscor planning to arm itself against cyber-attacks

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Armscor, now terming itself "the acquisition agency and technology partner of the Department of Defence", plans to protect itself and all the...

Government facing “disturbing” number of cyber attacks

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The government and industry computer systems are facing a "disturbing" number of cyber attacks, including a recent serious assault on the Foreign...

US, Australia to add cyber realm to defence treaty

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The United States and Australia will take the rare step of declaring the cyber realm as part of a mutual defense treaty,...

US scrutinizes foreign defence M&A

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US regulators are increasingly taking a tougher stand on foreign takeovers in the defence sector to protect technology designed to deal with...

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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...