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  • Kaspersky Lab’s Sergey Novikov, Deputy Director of Global Research and Analysis (image: file)

    Africa: Language plays a huge role in malware attacks

    April 29, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa: Language plays a huge role in malware attacks

    According to Kaspersky Lab research, South Africa suffers from 36.8% online threat detections, and while the number might seem high, Kaspersky Lab’s Sergey Novikov, Deputy Director of Global Research and Analysis , says it low when taken in context. “It...

  • Security service experts have explained why anti-virus alone simply cannot measure up to the complexity of today's cyber threats. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

    Why anti-virus alone is no silver bullet

    February 4, 2014 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Why anti-virus alone is no silver bullet

    The high profile hacks that have flooded the news over the last year have shown that traditional security measures are no longer a match for the complex threats of today. Any business that relies only on anti-virus (AV) to secure its systems and endpoints is...

  • 31.98% of all computers have malware

    February 18, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on 31.98% of all computers have malware

    PandaLabs, the anti-malware laboratory of Panda Security, has released its 2012 Annual Security Report, which details an extremely interesting year of data theft, social networking attacks and cyber-warfare. According to the report, 31.98 percent of all...

  • Q&A: Kaspersky Lab’s Director of Global Research and Analysis

    January 24, 2013 • FeaturesComments (1)

    With the new year in full swing, hackers and malware makers will look at new avenues to scam and con people into divulging important information. Other attacks might be a bit more subtle than a brute force attempt, and a comprehensive anti-virus and Internet...

  • Kaspersky Lab highlights African expansion plans

    October 12, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab highlights African expansion plans

    Kaspersky Lab, one of the world’s largest providers of anti-virus, malware and IT security solutions, revealed that they will be increasing their presence in Africa, as emerging markets are a strong field of interest for them. “We have seen a 30% growth...

  • Investigation points to three new Flame-related malicious programs

    September 19, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Investigation points to three new Flame-related malicious programs

    Kaspersky Lab announces the results of new research related to the discovery of the sophisticated nation-state sponsored Flame cyber-espionage campaign. During the research, conducted by Kaspersky Lab in partnership with International Telecommunication...

  • Not yet going down in Flame – why we still need anti-virus solutions

    September 10, 2012 • OpinionComments Off on Not yet going down in Flame – why we still need anti-virus solutions

    In the wake of the discovery of Flame, the most complex and sophisticated known cybercrime attack to date that was undetected for approximately two years, an article published by Technology Review boldly proclaimed that the anti-virus era is over. The truth,...

  • Kaspersky Lab and Comztek create partnership in Namibia

    September 7, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab and Comztek create partnership in Namibia

    Kaspersky Lab and Comztek have cemented their partnership agreement and as of 1 August 2012, Comztek will be the official distributor of all Kaspersky Lab products in Namibia. This follows the announcement made earlier this year around Comztek being...

  • Kaspersky Lab celebrates 15 years of security research

    July 15, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab celebrates 15 years of security research

    On June 26, 1997, Kaspersky Lab was established under the leadership of Eugene Kaspersky and his co-founders. This month marks the 15 year anniversary of Kaspersky Lab, and the Company’s growth continues to serve as a model of success for technology...

  • Q&A: Kaspersky Lab’s Chief Technical Officer

    July 11, 2012 • SecurityComments (1)

    During online security firm Kaspersky Lab’s annual Security Summit, held recently in Moscow, Russia, IT News Africa had the opportunity to sit down with Kaspersky Lab’s Chief Technical Officer Nikolay Grebennikov. IT News Africa spoke to Grebennikov...

  • South Africa’s malware and virus by the numbers

    July 10, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on South Africa’s malware and virus by the numbers

    During Kaspersky’s annual Security Summit, a number of interesting facts and figures came to light regarding malware infection and virus detection in South Africa. It was demonstrated that an alarming amount of computers are still being infected by...

  • “Personal data could wreck your digital life” – Kaspersky Lab

    July 6, 2012 • SecurityComments (1)

    During Kaspersky Lab’s annual security summit in Moscow, Russia, a number of startling facts were revealed in terms of users’ online patterns and what security measures they employ to protect their personal data. The data showed that many users will store...

  • Android most targeted by mobile viruses

    March 1, 2012 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Android most targeted by mobile viruses

    Kaspersky Lab data shows the number of malicious programmes targeting mobile devices increased 6.4 times in 2011. A total of 5255 new modifications and 178 new families identified throughout the year. In December 2011 alone, Kaspersky Lab uncovered more new...

  • Avast! Anti-virus available for Android smartphones

    January 16, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Avast! Anti-virus available for Android smartphones

    Avast! Anti-virus, with over 165 million users worldwide, announced that their hugely-popular anti-virus and anti-malware programs are now available to users of Android smartphones. “You asked for it and here it is … avast! Free Mobile Security, the new...

  • Viruses – they’re not just for PCs anymore

    November 30, 2011 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Viruses – they’re not just for PCs anymore

    Viruses, malware, spyware and spam are all common terms in today’s connected world, and most users who access the Internet using a PC, laptop or notebook would not dream of doing so without some sort of security solution. Cybercrime has become the world’s...

  • The great software decision: build or buy?

    August 25, 2011 • OpinionComments Off on The great software decision: build or buy?

    “There are some kinds of software you just buy: word processors, email clients and anti-virus packages are obvious examples. But when it comes to software that serves more specialized needs in the organisation, like financial systems, many people wonder if...