Cyberattack: Know the jargon
May 15 2017 | 22:56

From ransomware to kill switch, here are explanations of some of the terms used in stories on the massive attack by the WannaCry...

The WannaCry malware virus is the biggest of 2017 so far and is believed to have infected between 400 000 and 1 million devices...

Cyber criminals are no longer just targeting individual bank users, but are attacking routers, internet service providers and even...

Criminals know that cellphones contain more information on them than computers, and cyber attacks where systems are held to ransom...

Cyber-security experts predict that South Africans will see a massive malware attack on the scale of a recent attack which knocked...

Absa has urged mobile networks, banks and customers to all be more vigilant to combat cybercrime, after a customer lost R240 000 in...

Google painted a bleak picture of cybersecurity trends Monday, saying the number of websites hacked rose 32 percent last year, with...

The cybercrime league table is a simplified and incomplete representation, and the claim that Nigeria is ranked third globally is...

The same techniques used by cybercriminals on devices like computers are now being used on smartphones and home appliances...

Only half of the victims of online financial cybercrimes are likely to retrieve their money back, according to latest research by...

With the convergence of mobile technology as the key to all payments, the focus on cyber security has helped an SA firm expand...

A firm specialising in rooting out online-ad fraud says a massive scam run by a Russian criminal group has cost brands and...

With a spike in criminal activity over the holiday season, experts have warned consumers to be vigilant against cyber criminals.

A recent version of one of the first malware viruses for mobile has been found to have infected at least 318 000 Android users...

About one-third of targeted attempts to breach corporations’ cyber defenses succeed but three-quarters of executives remain...

Microsoft Corp. said a computer-hacking group that has previously targeted government agencies attacked its Windows software and...

As financial fraud continues to be a threat, South African banks are responding by moving into an era where your plastic bank card...

Apple recently announced a new tier of its iCloud storage ahead of the next iPhone launch on September 7 but its pricing is not the...

South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago has expressed openness to blockchain technologies which underlie...

Just over half of South African workers say they would feel more violated by data theft than intruders entering their homes,...

Hacktivist group Anonymous Africa says it has inspired others to launch cyber attacks for political purposes in South Africa and...

Investigators have reportedly discovered that a Standard Bank South Africa computer system was hacked in a R300m ATM fraud hit in...