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Russia boosts online monitoring tools in clampdown on banned content

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Russia will add three new tools to its technological arsenal as part of its fight against banned content online, state procurement documents showed, a...

Cyber crime spreads in Australia as COVID-19 pushes more people online

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Australia reported on Wednesday a 13% jump in cyber crime in the past year, with about one incident in four targeting critical infrastructure and...

Cyber attack shuts down US fuel pipeline ‘jugular,’ Biden briefed

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Top US fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline shut its entire network, the source of nearly half of the US East Coast’s fuel supply, after...

Ransomware tops US cyber priorities, Homeland secretary says

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on Wednesday that dealing with ransomware will be a top priority, highlighting the growing threat...

UN experts point finger at North Korea for $281 million cyber...

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A preliminary United Nations inquiry into the theft of $281 million worth of assets from a cryptocurrency exchange last September “strongly suggests” links to...

Microsoft disables most of cybercriminals’ control over massive computer network

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Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday it had disabled more than 90% of the machines used by a gang of Russian-speaking cyber criminals to control...

US Treasury imposes sanctions on Iranian ‘cyber threat group’

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The United States has imposed sanctions on two Iranian entities and 45 associated individuals who carried out a malware campaign targeting Iranian dissidents, journalists...

Australia to embed intelligence officers within some private companies – cyber...

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Australia will embed intelligence officers in some private companies, the head of the country’s chief cyber intelligence agency said on Tuesday, as Canberra seeks...

Cyber spies use LinkedIn to hack European defence firms

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Hackers posed as recruiters working for US defence giants Collins Aerospace and General Dynamics on LinkedIn to break into the networks of military contractors in...

Australia sees China as main suspect in state-based cyberattacks, sources say

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Australia views China as the chief suspect in a spate of cyber-attacks of increasing frequency in recent months, three sources familiar with the government’s...

Work on South Africa’s cyber defence strategy in process

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Two of the top people in South Africa's defence and security establishment this week assured the country development of its national cyber defence strategy...

Liberty Holding hit by cyberattack

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South African insurer Liberty Holdings said it was the victim of a cyberattack after an external party claimed to have seized data...

Lack of funds prevents Defence Intelligence from completing cyber warfare strategy

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The performance of the Defence Intelligence (DI) component of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has also been impacted by a lack...

South Africa pushing cyber defence

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The CSIR and Denel have – and are – progressing on various aspects of South Africa's ability to defend itself from cyberattacks, an area...

Cyber attack sweeps globe

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A major global cyber attack disrupted computers at Russia's biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to...

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...

Three key trends hitting the defence industry in 2017

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A new wave of technologies and an increase in cyber-based attacks are forcing the defence industry to adapt. While defence budgets are...

Denel forms cyber security division

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Denel has established a dedicated business unit to counter the growing global threat to the country's security and economic interests. The Denel Tactical...

Hackers leak stolen Kenyan foreign ministry documents

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Online activists who claim ties to Anonymous said on Thursday they had begun to leak documents from Kenya's foreign ministry as part...

South Africa readying its cyber defence

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That South Africa is toughening up its act when it comes to cyber security is clear from a Ministerial announcement this week...

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