Category : Security News

Media hackers behind E-toll billing problems: Minister

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Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters has said that “some media houses” were responsible for “cyber attacks” on the E-toll website, BDlive reported on Wednesday, 23 July 2014. According to the report, the Minister was answering a parliamentary question put to her by Democratic Alliance MP Chris Hunsinger in a written reply. Teething problems on the [...]

After Takedown, GameOver Zeus Banking Trojan Returns Again

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A month after the FBI and Europol took down the GameOver Zeus botnet by seizing servers and disrupting the botnet’s operation, security researchers have unearthed a new variant of malware based explicitly on the same Gameover ZeuS that compromised users’ computers and collectively formed a massive botnet. GAMEOVER ZEUS TROJAN The massive botnet, essentially a [...]

Microsoft Seized No-IP Domains

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In an effort to crackdown on cyber crimes, Microsoft has taken a legal action against a malware network what it thought is responsible for more than 7.4 million infections of Windows PCs across the globe. Millions of legitimate servers that rely on Dynamic Domain Name Service (DDNS) from No-IP.com, owned by Vitalwerks Internet Solutions were [...]

Disqus WordPress Plugin Vulnerable to Hackers

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We recently found a security vulnerability in the Disqus Comment System plugin for WordPress. It could, under very specific conditions, allow an attacker to perform arbitrary remote code execution (RCE). In other words, an attacker can do anything he wants with a vulnerable website. While the flaw itself is very dangerous, it may only be [...]

How to stop government from spying on your torrents

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With the recent developments regarding potential government spying, both in South Africa and abroad, the privacy conscious Internet user may be concerned about shielding their online activities from prying eyes. The developments referred to above include revelations from documents leaked by Edward Snowden, which showed widespread surveillance of communications networks by the US National Security [...]

SAPS partners CSIR to combat cybercrime

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) has partnered the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to tackle cybercrime in the country, a move police commissioner Riah Phiyega says is a “critical milestone”. “The sustained pace of globalization and significant advances in Information Communication Technology (ICT) after 1994 have increased the risk factors for South [...]

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