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the firm found that two thirds of Nigeria’s Internet users are less concerned about Cyber threats. (image: Shutterstock)

Nigeria: Security forces nab $6 million Facebook fraudster

July 28, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Nigerian security forces have allegedly arrested a suspected internet fraudster. The fraudster has been accused of stealing $6 million from people who thought were paying fees to apply for government jobs. This is according to dailymail.co.uk. According to Emmanuel Okeh, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, said: “The suspect Michael Ogun, is...

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Kaspersky Lab: Beware of email attachments

July 22, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

Email is a vital tool to not only businesses, but also when it comes to an individual’s personal content and messages. We often receive a multitude of emails each day; however, not all of them are as safe as we would like them to be. In June 2014,...

Simon Campbell-Young

Mobility, cloud driven security solutions needed

July 22, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Trends such as mobility, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and cloud have completely revolutionised the way we do business, by giving users access to the information they need anytime and from anywhere. Unfortunately, as much as businesses have gained from these...

Independent

Security threats rank as top reason not to use illegal software

July 18, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

Computer users cite the risk of security threats from malware as the top reason not to use unlicensed software. Among their specific concerns are intrusions by hackers and loss of data. Yet 34 percent of the software installed on personal computers in South...

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Kaspersky Lab: financial institutions tolerate cybercrime loss

July 16, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a recently conducted survey by Kaspersky Lab, together with B2B International in 2014, 52% of financial companies reimburse customer losses caused by Internet fraud without actually investigating the circumstances. Almost a third of companies...

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Kaspersky Lab: Cybercriminals can take advantage of cloud services

July 11, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Although cloud-based file storage services have long been popular among Internet users, the indisputable convenience of such services is to some extent offset by a number of risks. For example, many users often follow the advice of gurus and store scans of...

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Kaspersky Lab: Connected cars a reality, but are they secure?

July 8, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Connected vehicles are now a reality; however, what are the risks involved when owning one? Privacy, software updates and car-oriented mobile apps in connected cars are three areas where cyber criminals could potentially launch attacks. Kaspersky Lab and IAB...

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Zambia focusing on protecting youth online

July 7, 2014 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The drafting process of Zambia’s national child online protection strategy has commenced. The strategy, put together by the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA), is expected to avoid exposing youths to dangerous and...

Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab: Miniduke attacks are back in force

July 4, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered that the old style Miniduke implants from 2013 are still around and are being used in active campaigns that target governments and other entities. In addition, Miniduke’s new platform – BotGenStudio – may be...

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Kaspersky Lab warns of rise in malware capable of stealing money

July 3, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Users in Brazil, Russia and Italy were most frequently attacked by financial malware, however, users in the African continent showed lower statistics than those of the aforementioned countries. This is according to Kaspersky Lab’s latest monthly report on...

Samsung Knox

Vodacom named official Samsung KNOX reseller

July 1, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom has been appointed as the official KNOX reseller by Samsung South Africa. The reseller agreement is expected to enable the service provider to offer its clients a seamless experience, providing a single point of contact for KNOX licenses and Samsung...

Kaspersky Lab

Don’t get caught by online World Cup scams

June 30, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Football fans have found themselves looking for live streams of the World Cup on the internet recently. However, looking for live broadcasts on the Internet can cost money or leave a malicious programme on your computer. Dmitry Bestuzhev at Kaspersky Lab,...

Martin Walshaw

Cloud misconceptions: keeping it secure

June 20, 2014 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments (0)

Cloud computing is secure. There, I’ve said it. It may sound like an obvious thing to say for someone who works at a company specialising in ensuring a smooth, reliable and secure network, but there are still misconceptions about cloud security. The...

Anton Jacobsz

SA IT must advance to counter advanced threats

June 19, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Multi-layered targeted offences are being mounted against selected victims, and few enterprises have the security in place to withstand these attacks, says Networks Unlimited. Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director of Fortinet distributor, Networks Unlimited, says...

Cyber Crime tips

Top 8 tips to prevent cybercrime

June 11, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

As digital consumers, we use the internet every day in order to access social media, do personal or business banking, book a holiday, and get the latest updates on news and sporting events. We perform so many tasks using the internet, believing that it is...

Brazil has some of the most creative and active criminal’s specialising in credit card cloning. (image credit: http://collegetimes.com/)

How to use ATMs in Brazil safely- infographic

June 5, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

If you still haven’t decided on how you plan to pay your bills while you’re in Brazil (should you be going) – cash or credit card – it is  time to do so. Kaspersky Lab warns that Brazil has some of the most creative and active criminal’s...