US President Joe Biden has ordered the creation of an air accident-style cyber review board and the imposition of new software standards for government agencies following a spate of digital intrusions.
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Top US fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline shut its entire network, the source of nearly half of the US East Coast’s fuel supply, after a cyberattack on Friday that involved ransomware.
Gyms group Virgin Active has fallen victim to a cyberattack. The company posted a notice on its website late on Friday warning clients that its systems have been compromised.
Microsoft may revise a programme that shares coding flaws in its products with other companies after a suspected leak led to a sprawling cyberattack against Exchange e-mail clients globally.
Farewell, advertising cookie. After years of debate, Apple and Google are making separate moves to effectively kill the software marketers use to track your online activity.
As Apple was revealing its newest products on Tuesday, one of its primary suppliers was enduring a ransomware attack from a Russian operator claiming to have stolen blueprints of the US company’s latest products.
Technology group Etion is selling its Lawtrust information security specialist subsidiary to Altron for R245-million as part of a programme to unlock shareholder value.
Some LinkedIn data, including publicly viewable member profiles, has been extracted and posted for sale, Microsoft’s professional networking site said based on an investigation.
More than 40% of victims of ransomware attacks in South Africa pay the cybercriminals responsible to try to secure or recover their data. But in many cases, the crooks simply disappear with the money.
Encrypted messaging app Signal appeared to no longer be working in China without the use of a virtual private network on Tuesday morning, users in the country said.