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225,000 Apple account passwords stolen through iOS malware

Palo Alto Networks and WeipTech have uncovered the largest known Apple account theft caused by malware.

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Surprise twist in secret spy gadget investigation

A new report reveals a twist in the secret spy gadget – used to intercept mobile communications – investigation.

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The NPA advocate and the super cellphone spying machine

Links to dubious “investigators” bug the new national director of public prosecutions, Shaun Abrahams.

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Cybercrimes and cybersecurity bill for South Africa

A bill to create offences and impose penalties for cybercrime has been released for public comment.

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Only Zuma can authorise cellphone grabbers

The investigation into how a highly restricted cellphone “grabber” came into the possession of normal citizens is a sensitive matter, the Hawks said on Friday.

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80% of healthcare providers have been hacked

A new research report reveals that 80% of executives at healthcare providers say they have been compromised by cyber-attacks.

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Huge increase in DDoS attacks

Akamai research reveals that the number of recent DDoS attacks is more than double compared to Q2 2014, while mega-attacks are on the rise.

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Ashley Madison offers R4.9m bounty for hackers

Avid Life Media is offering a $376,000 reward for information leading to the “arrest and prosecution” of the hackers who leaked Ashley Madison user data.

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Outed Ashley Madison users commit suicide

Two Ashley Madison clients are reported to have committed suicide after hackers published their details online.

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Some torrent trackers ban Windows 10

Torrentfreak has reported that some private torrent trackers have banned Windows 10, or are considering banning it.

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