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    Cyberattack nearly killed South African non-profit

    Cyberattack nearly killed South African non-profit After months of uncertainty, The Big Issue is back on its feet thanks to a number of donors. In June 2023, the magazine was scammed out of R600,000 and its survival was at stake. The funds were stolen by a scammer posing as the magazine’s...
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    Nampak suffers data breach

    Nampak suffers data breach South African packaging giant Nampak suffered a data breach on its systems last week. In a statement on Tuesday, 26 March 2024, the company said it had detected “unauthorised activity” on its IT systems on Wednesday, 20 March 2024.
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    CIPC records breached

    CIPC records breached The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has revealed it suffered a security breach leading to the compromise of its clients' and employees' personal information. The CIPC, which is part of the Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition, put a notice...
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    Massive ransomware group shut down by FBI and international law enforcement

    Massive ransomware group shut down by FBI and international law enforcement A coalition of international law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and UK National Crime Agency, said they have disrupted LockBit, one of the most prolific hacker groups of all time, including shutting down...
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    Notorious Chinese hacking group embedded in US networks for at least five years

    Notorious Chinese hacking group embedded in US networks for at least five years The Chinese state-sponsored hacking group known as Volt Typhoon has been living in the networks of some critical industries for “at least five years,” according to a joint cybersecurity advisory issued by the US and...
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    Cyberattack forces major banking business on Wall Street to record transactions in spreadsheets

    Cyberattack forces major banking business on Wall Street to record transactions in spreadsheets Another cyberattack against the unglamorous platforms underpinning Wall Street left one of global banks’ biggest businesses falling back on an old-fashioned method of doing business...
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    Microsoft internal systems hacked by Russian group

    Microsoft internal systems hacked by Russian group Microsoft Corp. said a Russian-linked hacking group attacked its corporate systems, getting into a “small number” of email accounts, including those of senior leadership and employees who work in cybersecurity and legal. The company said it’s...
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    Russia-linked hackers claim responsibility for DDoSing ChatGPT

    Russia-linked hackers claim responsibility for DDoSing ChatGPT A hacking group linked to Russia claimed responsibility for attacks that periodically forced OpenAI’s ChatGPT offline this week, saying it targeted the company due to its support of Israel. The group, which calls itself Anonymous...
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    Suspected ransomware attack on Boeing

    Suspected ransomware attack on Boeing Boeing Co. confirmed it is dealing with a “cyber incident” that targeted elements of the parts and distribution business run by its global services division. Flight safety isn’t affected, Boeing said in an emailed statement Wednesday, adding, “We are...
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    Chinese hack of US officials blamed on Microsoft engineer's compromised account

    Chinese hack of US officials blamed on Microsoft engineer's compromised account China-linked hackers breached the corporate account of a Microsoft Corp. engineer and are suspected of using that access to steal a valuable key that enabled the hack of senior US officials’ email accounts, the...
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    SANDF denies it was hacked — again

    SANDF denies it was hacked — again The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has again denied that the Department of Defence's network was hacked following claims of an alleged data breach last week. In a statement on Saturday, 2 September 2023, the SANDF said the incident was the work...
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    The story behind the teen hacking of Nvidia, Rockstar, and Uber

    The story behind the teen hacking of Nvidia, Rockstar, and Uber At 21:00 on 22 September last year, a group of City of London police officers waited outside room M15 at the Travelodge Bicester, a one-star budget hotel in Oxfordshire, England, for the right moment to bust in. On the other side...
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    How hackers are making AI models bad at math

    How hackers are making AI models bad at math Kennedy Mays has just tricked a large language model. It took some coaxing, but she managed to convince an algorithm to say 9 + 10 = 21. “It was a back-and-forth conversation,” said the 21-year-old student from Savannah, Georgia. [Bloomberg]
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    Microsoft among targets in US investigation into government email hacking

    Microsoft among targets in US investigation into government email hacking A US cybersecurity advisory panel will investigate risks in cloud computing, including Microsoft Corp.’s role in a recent breach of government officials’ email accounts by suspected Chinese hackers, according to two...
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    MOVEit hacking sparks fears of major cyberattacks

    MOVEit hacking sparks fears of major cyberattacks Cybersecurity experts are bracing for a potential wave of extortion demands after a vulnerability was discovered in encrypted file-sharing software, a flaw that hackers have already used to target a string of high-profile victims, including...
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    Chinese hackers breached US Navy networks via home Wi-Fi routers

    Chinese hackers breached US Navy networks via home Wi-Fi routers An alleged campaign by Chinese state-sponsored hackers on targets in the US and Guam has raised fears that Beijing is preparing to disrupt communications in the Pacific in the event of a conflict. The hacking campaign was first...
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    Massive Twitter hacking carried out with fraudulent SIM swaps

    Massive Twitter hacking carried out with fraudulent SIM swaps A British man has admitted to his involvement in one of the most high-profile social media hacks, a plot that included the hijacking of top US political and business leaders’ Twitter accounts. Joseph James O’Connor pleaded guilty in...
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    US wants hardware and software manufacturers held responsible for cyberattacks due to vulnerabilities

    US wants hardware and software manufacturers held responsible for cyberattacks due to vulnerabilities The Biden administration is set to release an aggressive new national cybersecurity strategy on Thursday that seeks to shift the blame from companies that get hacked to software manufacturers...
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    2022 could be record year for crypto hackers

    2022 could be record year for crypto hackers Cryptocurrencies may have crashed this year but they remain a digital cash-machine for one potent constituency: hackers. At least $718 million has been stolen so far in October alone, taking the gross tally for the year past $3 billion (R54.9...
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    Uber probing suspected hack of internal systems

    Uber probing suspected hack of internal systems Uber Technologies Inc. has shut down internal Slack messaging as it investigates a cybersecurity breach by a hacker claiming to have accessed the company’s data. Employees on Thursday received a Slack message from an unknown person claiming “I am...
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