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ISS: Digital evidence – a step forward for South Africa

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In one of the first cases of its kind, South Africa’s 2020 Cybercrimes Act has been put to the test to secure a conviction...

South Africa in top five countries affected by cybercrime in 2022

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South Africa ranked number five globally in a list of countries worst affected by cybercrime in 2022, according to a new report, with 56...

Defending the digital gates

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The cranes that unload containers from ships at two of South Africa’s busiest ports slowed nearly to a halt in July 2021. Trucks waited...

Five things South Africa must do to combat cybercrime

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Cyber-attacks are on the rise globally, with seriously negative implications for countries’ strategic, national, economic and social well-being. A cyber-attack can be defined as an...

CSIR and SIU team up to fight cybercrime

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On the same day Hawks head Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya told the country corruption is undermining safety in South Africa, a partnership to fight...

Look out for these cybersecurity trends in 2022

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By all accounts, Africa’s post-pandemic future looks bright because innovation, enthusiasm and technology will support economic growth in 2022. But there is a dark...

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...

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

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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...

Like ‘Terminator,’ high-tech cyber crime to ‘keep coming’

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Businesses worldwide are fighting sophisticated data scientists as they battle to protect their data-rich computers from cyber crime - and the costly attacks are...

Progress in fight against cyber crime

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Two recent events heralded by the Commercial Crime Services division of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) are a ‘game changer’ in the crackdown...

ISS: South Africa lays down the law on cybercrime

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A new law brings South Africa up to international standards for fighting cybercrime. With a global spike in internet-based offences, partly driven by more...

Canada names China, Russia as main cyber-crime threats; sees risk to...

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Canada on Wednesday identified state-sponsored programs in China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as major cyber crime threats for the first time, and said...

Africa takes on cyber crime

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Separated by cultures, religions, languages and 8,458 kilometers, Morocco and India appear to have little in common. And yet, in late 2018, the two...

Moody’s, Israel’s Team8 to create cyber risk index for businesses

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Ratings agency Moody’s Corp and Israeli cyber group Team8 launched on Thursday a joint venture to assess how vulnerable businesses are to cyber attacks...

ISS: Is Africa cybercrime-savvy?

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It started with loud music and the smell of marijuana. When South African police stormed a hotel room in the Western Cape they found...

SA, France partner to fight cybercrime

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With South Africa's cybercrime attacks on the rise, government is set to collaborate with France in order to boost the cyber and...

Cyber Security Bill heads to Parliament

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The Cyber Crimes and Cyber Security Bill will soon be tabled in Parliament. This is according to a media advisory on the...

Cyber Security Bill gets Cabinet nod

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Cabinet has approved the introduction of the wildly criticised Cyber Crimes and Cyber Security Bill (Cyber Security Bill). Government decided to introduce the...

ISS: Cyberspace – new frontiers for gender violence

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Recent years have seen an important shift in how security is prioritised, with an emphasis on threats in cyberspace. Last year, the...

Kenya weighs Chinese request for extradition of 76 held for cyber...

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Kenya is considering a request from Beijing to extradite 76 Chinese nationals charged with cyber crime for trial in their homeland, Kenya's...

Dozens of Chinese held in Kenyan cyber crime investigation

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More than 70 Chinese nationals have been detained by Kenyan police investigating allegations of cyber crime, operating private radio services and being...

ISS: South Africa must pay more attention to cybercrime

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Efforts such as the South African Police Service's (SAPS) recent ‘Safer Festive Season' campaign may have increased public awareness of threats such...

Silk Road: a bitter-sweet win for the feds

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Chalk up another big success for the feds. Silk Road, a high-profile underground marketplace, has been taken down hot on the heels...

Govt committed fighting cyber-crime

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Government is committed fighting and defeating cyber-crimes. The Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster of Cabinet has announced that a cyber-security policy...

Teen cyber activist bailed without Internet access

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A British teenager charged with hacking offences and believed to be a leading member of the Anonymous and LulzSec online activist groups...

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