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Pot-smoking 419ers busted in hotel room crime hub

Pot-smoking 419ers busted in hotel room crime hub

Hotel internet connections make it harder to track people down, and after police were called to investigate the smell of marijuana emanating from a South African hotel room, they discovered an advanced Nigerian letter scam crime hub.

Facebook privacy, Google security bug, Law Enforcement victories - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Why did Facebook get into double trouble this week over privacy?

Find out the answer to this and more in just 60 seconds of entertaining and informative video!

SKA - no longer a troublesome mass-mailing computer virus

SKA - no longer a troublesome mass-mailing computer virus

In computer security history, the word Ska is most notably associated with a widespread mass-mailing virus also known as Happy99.

Happily, that association has recently been subsumed by an ambitious astronomical project - one which brings astonishing computer science challenges all of its own.

Second passport for South Africans? It's spam of the day

Second passport for South Africans? It's spam of the day

If these spammers want to get a higher return on their email campaign they might want to try targeting just South African internet users in future.

Hackers snatch $6.7m in South African cyber bank robbery

Hackers snatch $6.7m in South African cyber bank robbery

A mere three years after a South African bank spent $1.8 million on a new fraud-detection system, hackers managed to swindle $6.7 million out from under that system's nose. Although customer funds are thought to be safe, would you actually trust your money to an institution vulnerable to getting hacked so brutally?

Police rescue man and daughter kidnapped by email scammers

Police rescue man and daughter kidnapped by email scammers

A man and his daughter are rescued by police after they were lured to South Africa by a scam email telling them they had won a fortune in a lottery.

World Cup DDoS blackmailer sentenced to jail

World Cup DDoS blackmailer sentenced to jail

A man who extorted money out of online gambling websites in the run-up to the 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa has been sent to jail.

Phishers target South Africa's BidorBuy auction website

Phishers target South Africa's BidorBuy auction website

It's worth everybody remembering that phishing gangs and cybercriminals don't just target users of multinational global brands such as eBay, PayPal and iTunes.

South African news website forced offline by hackers

South African news website forced offline by hackers

The website of the Mail & Guardian, a weekly South African newspaper, has been shut down following an attack by Russian hackers.

Stay safe online with Sophos this Christmas

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From the comfort of summer, Sophos Southern Hemisphere says, "Stay safe online this Christmas!"

We've included some holiday-time tips for your friends and family, too - don't let your cyberguard down over the festive season.