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ISS: Keeping the humanitarian sector in Africa safe from digital threats

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Last month’s cyber-attack on the International Committee of the Red Cross and its affiliated bodies showed that the humanitarian community isn’t immune from cybercrime....

Deluge of digital repression threatens African security

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African governments are using the pretext of security to restrict digital communications and citizens’ rights. In the process, they are inadvertently contributing to economic...

US moves to control sales of hacking tools abroad

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The US Commerce Department on Wednesday announced new rules intended to curb the sale of offensive cybersecurity products to some countries with "authoritarian" practices,...

Work from home fuelling cyber attacks, says global financial watchdog

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Financial firms may need to bolster their defences in the face of rocketing cyber attacks after employees began working from home, the international Financial...

US to give ransomware hacks similar priority as terrorism

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The US Department of Justice is elevating investigations of ransomware attacks to a similar priority as terrorism in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline...

Leonardo eyes more cyber security deals with EU institutions after parliament...

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Italy’s Leonardo aims to sign more cyber security deals with European institutions after winning a digital contract with the European Parliament, the head of...

US cybersecurity firm FireEye discloses breach, theft of internal hacking tools

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FireEye, one of the largest cybersecurity companies in the United States, said on Tuesday that is has been hacked, possibly by a government, leading...

Hackers hit South African government fund for children and missing people

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Hackers attacked a South Africa’s justice department fund last week, the department said on Wednesday, but said it did not receive any ransom demands. They...

UAE, Israeli cyber chiefs discuss joining forces to combat common threats

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The United Arab Emirates and Israel share threats to their national online networks, the Israeli cyber-security chief said on Thursday in a rare public...

North Korean hackers ramp up bank heists: US government cyber alert

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North Korean hackers are tapping into banks around the globe to make fraudulent money transfers and cause ATMs to spit out cash, the US...

Australia to spend $1.2 billion on cyber security for private sector...

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Australia will spend A$1.66 billion ($1.19 billion) over the next ten years to strengthen the cyber defences of companies and households after a rise...

‘Payment sent’ – travel giant CWT pays $4.5 million ransom to...

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US travel management firm CWT paid $4.5 million this week to hackers who stole reams of sensitive corporate files and said they had knocked...

Australia to spend nearly $1 billion to boost cyber security

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Australia will spend A$1.35 billion ($926.1 million) over the next 10 years to boost its cyber security defences, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on...

Obscure Indian cyber firm spied on politicians, investors worldwide

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A little-known Indian IT firm offered its hacking services to help clients spy on more than 10,000 email accounts over a period of seven...

Cyber-intel firms pitch governments on spy tools to trace coronavirus

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When law enforcement agencies want to gather evidence locked inside an iPhone, they often turn to hacking software from the Israeli firm Cellebrite. By...

Cybersecurity experts unite to fight coronavirus hacking

A 400-strong international group of volunteers with expertise in cybersecurity was formed to fight hacking related to the novel coronavirus. Called the COVID-19 CTI League,...

Who defends the web?

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Throughout history, technological advances and new discoveries have led to military reorganization. Eight years after the first flight, planes flew in combat in World...

Smart cameras and baby monitors vulnerable to hackers, warns UK cyber...

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Baby monitors and wireless cameras risk being hacked by cyber criminals unless people take security measures to protect themselves, British security experts warned on...

A web of threats, a world of potential

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Internet penetration in Africa lags behind much of the world, but the continent is catching up fast. Nations are investing heavily in fiber optic...

Kaspersky detects more than 100 million attacks on smart devices in...

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Kaspersky honeypots – networks of virtual copies of various internet connected devices and applications – have detected 105 million attacks on Internet of Things...

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