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Posts Tagged ‘cybercrime’

  • Doros Hadjizenonos, Country Manager of Check Point South Africa.

    Namibia still a top target for cybercriminals

    January 29, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Namibia still a top target for cybercriminals

    Check Point Software Technologies has revealed that Namibia was the country most targeted by cybercriminals during December 2015, after being second most attacked in November. Seven African countries appeared among the top 20 most-attacked nations (out of...

  • Kaspersky Lab’s heuristic detection protection subsystem has successfully blocked attacks via a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Cyber-espionage group Sofacy resurfaces

    December 7, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber-espionage group Sofacy resurfaces

    Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team has spotted new attacks by the Sofacy group which make use of several upgraded techniques designed for aggressive persistency and greater invisibility of malicious activity in the attacked system. Sofacy...

  • Nigeria

    Top 7 tips to protect yourself from cybercrime

    November 26, 2015 • Lists, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 7 tips to protect yourself from cybercrime

    Security software, processes and systems are not enough to beat cybercriminals. They’re clever, they’re focused and they have time. South Africa is one of only 28 countries to have a cyber-security policy in place, but it is widely criticised. We...

  • Cyber Crime tips

    Threat of cyber attacks on the rise

    October 2, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Threat of cyber attacks on the rise

    Worldwide, entertainment and media companies are increasingly becoming targets for cybercrime as cyber criminals find new and innovative ways to defeat security measures and controls. The theft of intellectual property or commercially sensitive information,...

  • Mongezi Tshongweni

    Concern raised over Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Bill in SA

    September 22, 2015 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Concern raised over Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Bill in SA

    The draft Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill currently out for public comment is timeous in that it proposes legislation that will bring South Africa in line with international laws governing internet-based crimes. However, the Bill is excessively...

  • Philippe Roggeband

    Top 10 things cybersecurity professionals need to know about IoE

    September 4, 2015 • Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 things cybersecurity professionals need to know about IoE

    The Internet of Everything (IoE) is accelerating, creating significant opportunities for organizations, individuals, communities, and countries as more things come online – along with the people, processes, and data that interact with them. Building on the...

  • online payments

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

    June 24, 2015 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Internet users in SA still think branches are safer than online banking

    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 encryption

    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...

  • By Gad Elkin, Security Sales Director, EMEA, F5 Networks.

    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...

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