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  • online payments

    Internet users in SA still think branches are safer than online banking

    June 24, 2015 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Almost half (43%) of Internet users  in South Africa believe traditional over-the-counter banking is safer than banking online, according to a survey carried out by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. Despite these fears most people still make some payments...

  • OpenWeb

    Is Cybercrime on the rise in SA?

    February 20, 2015 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Is Cybercrime on the rise in SA?

    The recent announcement by the National Protection Authority of South Africa (NPA) revealed that 177 cybercrime cases had been finalised in the past year, and has highlighted the need for individuals to make sure that they are adequately protected from...

  • Whatsapp web

    New WhatsApp scam on the warpath

    January 20, 2015 • Features, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on New WhatsApp scam on the warpath

    As Africa is becoming more mobile focused, connecting via social media platforms such as WhatsApp, BBM, Facebook and Twitter is becoming more of a necessity. We, as Africans, use these platforms daily to not only converse with our peers, but to also conduct...

  • Kaspersky Lab

    Looking back at 2014’s cyber threats

    December 10, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Looking back at 2014’s cyber threats

    In 2014, Kaspersky Lab experts saw considerable growth in the number of malicious attacks on user computers and mobile devices, further development of financial malware and a change in the vectors of web attacks. According to Kaspersky Lab, based on the...

  • financial security

    Top 5 2015 Cyber Security Threat Predictions

    December 4, 2014 • Lists, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 2015 Cyber Security Threat Predictions

    As 2015 approaches Fortinet and its threat research division FortiGuard Labs, have taken a look ahead to determine the most significant cyber security threats of the upcoming New Year – both from the perspective of a Black Hat hacker, as well as a Threat...

  • Cyber Crime tips

    Infographic: How much do cybercriminals make from their victims?

    December 1, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Infographic: How much do cybercriminals make from their victims?

    Cybercriminals could be raking in profits 20 times greater than the cost of their attacks, according to figures compiled by Kaspersky Lab experts. Their research compared the cost of the most frequently used hacker tools with the money stolen in a successful...

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

    Nigeria hosts 3% of malicious content

    April 22, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria hosts 3% of malicious content

    International anti-virus, online security and cybercrime expert Kaspersky Lab kicked off their annual Security Analyst Summit in Budapest, Hungary on Tuesday morning. With a focus on Middle East, Turkey and Africa, the summit is being held in Hungary as the...

  • Sophos Naked Security blog today revealed the Dirty Dozen top spam-relaying nations (image: Sophos)

    USA stays top of Spampionship’s Dirty Dozen nations

    February 10, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on USA stays top of Spampionship’s Dirty Dozen nations

    Sophos Naked Security blog today revealed the Dirty Dozen top spam-relaying nations, as it published the final “Spampionship” league table of 2013. Once again, it was the USA which earned the league’s top spot, generating 14.5 percent of the total...

  • Cybercrime continues to impact on Africa's financial sector. (Image source: Tashatuvango/ Shutterstock.com)

    Cybercrime rising across Africa’s financial sector

    January 28, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Cybercrime rising across Africa’s financial sector

      Incidents of cybercrime continue to plague Africa’s banking sector. Regional media claim that several banking institutions are being investigated in cybercrime cases. These investigations are said to include inquiries about illegal online transfer of...

  • CNN announced on their website that a number of their social media sites have been hacked (image: CNN)

    CNN websites attacked by Syrian Electronic Army

    January 24, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on CNN websites attacked by Syrian Electronic Army

    As cybercrime has been taking centre stage over the last couple of months, even the largest news websites aren’t immune to being infiltrated. On Friday morning, news giant CNN announced on their website that a number of their social media sites had been...

  • Microsoft South African has warned of an ongoing phone scam (image: Microsoft)

    Microsoft Cybercrime centre to benefit Africa

    December 6, 2013 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft Cybercrime centre to benefit Africa

    Technology giant Microsoft recently opened a Cybercrime centre at the Company’s headquarters in Redmond, US and while the centre is based abroad, it will also monitor cyber security issues across Africa. Cybercrime is often associated with, or...

  • In 2013 the cybercrime industry, chased by an increasingly dynamic and vigilant security industry, has shifted its modes of operation (image: Shutterstock)

    Over 17,000 domain hacks occur a day

    November 27, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Over 17,000 domain hacks occur a day

    Global security software vendor Trend Micro has released a threat report that examines the global state of the Internet nation. In 2013 the cybercrime industry, chased by an increasingly dynamic and vigilant security industry, has shifted its modes of...

  • Accra will be the center of the ICT park. (Image source: DS Land)

    Cyber criminality grips Ghana

    November 22, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber criminality grips Ghana

    The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Association of Bankers, D.K Mensah, has expressed regret that Ghana has been identified as a major hub for cybercrime. The CEO made this known at the opening of a training workshop on E-Crime and Countermeasures...

  • Microsoft confirmed yesterday that they have concluded their purchase of Nokia’s Devices and Services business (image: Microsoft)

    Microsoft unveils state-of-the-art Cybercrime Center

    November 19, 2013 • OnlineComments Off on Microsoft unveils state-of-the-art Cybercrime Center

    Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced the opening of the Microsoft Cybercrime Center, a center of excellence for advancing the global fight against cybercrime on its Redmond, Wash., campus in the United States. The Cybercrime Center combines Microsoft’s...

  • Professor Basie von Solms, Director of the University of Johannesburg's (UJ) Centre for Cyber Security. (Image source: UJ)

    Skilled ‘cyber warriors’ wanted to help South Africa fight fraud

    October 29, 2013 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Skilled ‘cyber warriors’ wanted to help South Africa fight fraud

    With a dire lack of skills to counter South Africa’s spiralling instances of cyber fraud, it is little surprise that the country ranks third among those most targeted for cyber attacks. So claims Professor Basie von Solms, Director of the University of...

  • Criminals behind the Trojan have adopted a new technique to spread their malware (image: file)

    Obad.a Trojan adopts new technique to spread

    September 20, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Obad.a Trojan adopts new technique to spread

    Over the last three months Kaspersky analysts have been investigating how the Obad.a Trojan, a malicious app for Android, is distributed. It transpires that the criminals behind the Trojan have adopted a new technique to spread their malware. For the first...