Category : Whats On

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 [...]

DDoS attacks get bigger, smarter

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Crashing Web sites and overwhelming data centres, a new generation of cyber attacks is costing millions and straining the structure of the Internet. While some attackers are diehard activists, criminal gangs or nation states looking for a covert way to hit enemies, others are just teenage hackers looking for kicks. Distributed denial of service (DDoS) [...]

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 [...]

Sanral exposes user details

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A new security flaw in the South African National Roads Agency’s (Sanral’s) e-toll Web site exposes registered users’ personal details, leaving them vulnerable to criminal activity. Exploiting the flaw, attackers could – until this morning – gain access to unsuspecting victims’ accounts, including their personal data such as car registration, phone numbers, physical address and [...]

Biggest security threats in 2014

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Sophos released its latest Security Threat Report on 10 December 2013, predicting a greater focus from cybercriminals on high quality and convincing phishing and social engineering. Download: Threat Report 2014 The report outlines the significant changes in cyber-criminal behavior over the course of last year and a forecast for their preferred methods of attack in [...]

Trends to Watch in 2014

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Major technology developments over the last year—and a series of revelations about the National Security Agency that shook the international security community—made 2013 an interesting year for trend watchers. In highlighting the past year’s security events, we’ve considered some emerging trends we are likely to see in the coming year. 1. Attacks on corporate and [...]