Oct 20, 2021

Hawks, FBI bring down online romance fraud group

Local and international law enforcement authorities apprehend a syndicate with links to online romance scams that saw victims lose over R100 million.

Sep 15, 2021

Experian data breach suspect nabbed

The Hawks arrest a 36-year-old suspect in Gauteng for his alleged involvement in last year’s Experian data breach.

Aug 30, 2021

Hawks nab suspected social media instigators of unrest

Two suspects alleged to have been behind the July looting and unrest will appear in court today, for incitement to commit violence on social media.


Suspects arrested for hacking City of Tshwane, R53m pillaged

Nine suspects will this week appear in court for allegedly hacking City of Tshwane servers, defrauding the municipality of R53 million.

Feb 11, 2021

Hawks nab second suspect in Cell C’s R130m fraud case

The mobile network operator says it fully supports the law enforcement authorities in the arrest of a second former employee, IT manager Adriraan Pillay.

Aug 6, 2020

Ex-SASSA officials get 10 years imprisonment for fraud

The officials were sentenced for defrauding the state of almost R1.2 million in a well-orchestrated manipulation of the agency’s system.

Jul 29, 2020

Hawks nab suspected hackers targeting SASSA in Nelspruit

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation says the accused were plotting to pillage SASSA by hacking into the social security agency’s system.

May 18, 2020

Storm over Hawks probe into Cele’s fake social media accounts

Investigations by the Hawks to identify and locate these fake account operators, and bring them to book, are at an advanced stage.


Three suspected cell tower battery thieves nabbed

The Hawks and Port Shepstone K9 arrest three suspects found in possession of suspected stolen cellphone network batteries.

Sep 18, 2019

Security expert warns of unprecedented phishing attacks in SA

As the Hawks investigates cyber attacks on the CR17 campaign, a security expert warns SA is experiencing a new wave of phishing attacks.

Jul 9, 2018

DTPS lifts lid on entities' corruption cases

SITA tops the list as the department's entity with the most reported cases for contravening anti-bribery and corruption legislation.


Rubben Mohlaloga's suspension up in the air

The ICASA chairperson challenges his guilty judgement, making it difficult for minister Nomvula Mokonyane to suspend him from his post.

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