May 6, 2019

Crypto crime spree sees $356m stolen in Q1 2019

Cyber criminals stole hundreds of millions of dollars from crypto-currency exchanges and infrastructure during the first quarter of 2019.

Mar 1, 2017

2016 cyber threats reach all-time high

As cyber threats have grown in sophistication, cyber criminals have moved on from primarily targeting individuals to focusing on enterprises, says Trend Micro.


DST warns suppliers of scam

A syndicate creates a fake Web site posing as the official supply chain for the science and technology department.

Feb 4, 2016

Online classifieds scams go unreported

South Africans who fall victim to online scams are more likely to complain about the fraud rather than report it.

May 22, 2012

Scammers target Pinterest

Users should be wary of new scams targeting the popular social pinboarding site, according to security experts.

Sep 12, 2011

Rugby fans tackled by scams

Scammers try to lure rugby fans with promises of lottery and sweepstake wins.


9/11 anniversary poses malware threat

Security firms warn the anniversary could bring on the largest 9/11 hacks and scams ever.

Apr 19, 2011

Half of online classifieds are scams

Kalahari Ads has to weed out up to half of the ads that are submitted in high-risk categories.

Nov 16, 2005

Chip drives cons online

In this smart cards World Wide Wrap: con artists take to the Internet as chips improve card security, Chevron moves to plastic and smart card growth boosts industry alliance.


419s, scams and spams: How secure is your system?

Brett Salovy, manager of Security Solutions at Internet Solutions, says one can`t be too careful when asked for any personal details by e-mail.

Jan 7, 2005

Web scammers cash in on tsunami

Internet scam artists are taking advantage of the outpouring of goodwill that has followed the December tsunami disaster, warn charity and law enforcement organisations.

Dec 14, 2004

Scams could alter holiday Web shopping

While holiday shoppers are purchasing more presents online, fears of identity theft and online fraud are making them more careful, say analysts.

Related topics