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Posts Tagged ‘cybercriminals’

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    Anti-virus software is just not enough anymore

    September 29, 2014 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Today’s society, globally and African-based, is always on, always connected – from PCs and notebooks to tablets, smartphones and even smart televisions and other devices – we have become used to accessing the Internet at will, wherever we are. While...

  • Despite the increased share of phishing attacks on online stores, the most frequently attacked category of organisation was still social networking sites (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Phishing attacks on e-Stores surging

    April 30, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

    Despite the increased share of phishing attacks on online stores, the most frequently attacked category is still social networking sites (23.5%). In March, users of LinkedIn risked giving away their personal data as a result of phishing scams. There were...

  • Despite the increased share of phishing attacks on online stores, the most frequently attacked category of organisation was still social networking sites (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Kaspersky Lab obtains patent for detecting malware

    April 9, 2014 • SecurityComments Off

    Kaspersky Lab has obtained a patent for a method of detecting malware that has been masked by rootkits – special programmes capable of altering the outcomes of system functions. Patent no. 8677492 issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office describes...

  • Despite the increased share of phishing attacks on online stores, the most frequently attacked category of organisation was still social networking sites (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Kaspersky gains patent for cloud protection

    April 4, 2014 • SecurityComments Off

    Kaspersky Lab has announced that it has obtained a patent for a method of protecting cloud services used by antivirus solution developers to more effectively combat cyber-threats and prevent the illegitimate use of cloud services by cybercriminals. Patent no....

  • Sergey Lozhkin, Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab (image: Kaspersky Lab)

    One third of all phishing attacks aimed at stealing money

    April 3, 2014 • SecurityComments Off

    According to the data collected for Kaspersky Lab’s study Financial cyber threats in 2013, cybercriminals are trying harder than ever to acquire confidential user information and steal money from bank accounts by creating fake sites mimicking financial...

  • Tatyana Shcherbakova, Senior Spam Analyst at Kaspersky Lab (image: Kaspersky Lab)

    Most spam in February targeted Valentine’s Day

    March 26, 2014 • SecurityComments Off

    According to Kaspersky Lab, a large portion of malicious attachments in February’s spam came in emails allegedly sent by women who wanted to make new friends in the run-up to Valentine’s Day. Some attackers went even further by trying to entice...

  • Cisco has released its results and analysts believe the network company is focused on the increased uptake of cloud computing across Africa going forward. (Image source: Google/newsroom.cisco.com)

    SA: Businesses face unprecedented levels of cyber attacks

    March 25, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off

    South African businesses face unprecedented levels of cyber-attacks, as global security vulnerabilities and threats against systems, applications, and personal networks have reached their highest-ever recorded level, Cisco has announced in the Cisco 2014...

  • Despite the increased share of phishing attacks on online stores, the most frequently attacked category of organisation was still social networking sites (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Malicious Android apps hits 10 million

    February 13, 2014 • SecurityComments Off

    By late January 2014, Kaspersky Lab had accumulated about 200,000 unique samples of mobile malware, up 34% from November 2013 – two months earlier over 148,000 samples had been recorded. Cyber-scammers are continuing to focus their attention on Android...

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

    South Africa: Microsoft warns of local phone scam

    February 6, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off

    Microsoft South Africa is once again warning local consumers to be cautious of a reoccurring phone scam, which has left the wallets of unsuspecting consumers hundreds and in some instances thousands of Rands lighter. Cybercriminals and scammers make use of...

  • Despite the increased share of phishing attacks on online stores, the most frequently attacked category of organisation was still social networking sites (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Kaspersky Lab is detecting 315,000 new malicious files daily

    December 11, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    The overall global Internet threat level grew by 6.9 percentage points in 2013 – 41.6% of user computers were attacked at least once. In order to conduct all these attacks over the Internet in 2013, cybercriminals used 10,604,273 unique hosts, which is...

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    2013 sees alarming growth in data threats

    November 21, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    Kaspersky Lab has presented its review of the landscape of cyber threats. The third quarter of 2013 was a turning point for malware writers specialising in mobile platforms. * In June experts discovered the new Svpeng Trojan, capable of gaining access to a...

  • Vyacheslav Zakorzhevsky, Head of the Vulnerability Research Group at Kaspersky Lab (image: Kaspersky)

    Java exploit attacks surge to 14.1 million in a year

    November 1, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    The number of attacks using Java exploits from September 2012 to August 2013 amounted to 14.1 million – one third more than in the same period in 2011-2012, according to the Kaspersky Lab study Java under attack – the evolution of exploits in 2012-2013....

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    Exposing the security weaknesses that are overlooked

    September 25, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    Experts from Kaspersky Lab and Outpost24 recently carried out a security audit at a number of European organisations and studied the prevalence of un-patched vulnerabilities globally to get a better understanding of the IT (in) security landscape. Their...

  • Kaspersky Lab announced the release of Kaspersky Internet Security for Android locally (image: Kaspersky Lab)

    Kaspersky releases Internet Security for Android in South Africa

    September 9, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    Kaspersky Lab announced the release of Kaspersky Internet Security for Android locally, a powerful protection solution for smartphones and tablets running Android operating system. The number of Internet-enabled mobile devices keeps growing. According to an...

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    Cybercriminals developing more malware

    August 19, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    Kaspersky Lab’s experts recently published its IT Threat Evolution Report for Q2 2013, which analyses the most prominent IT security incidents and trends while providing statistical analysis and telemetry for the quarter’s cyberthreat landscape....

  • The average cost incurred by large companies in the wake of a cyber-attack can be as high as $649,000 (image: Kaspersky)

    Kaspersky Lab warns corporates to be malware alert

    August 7, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    There is a perception in the market that cybercriminals are the only ones responsible for creating malware – for their own financial gain. While this may have been the case some years back, today, malware is not just being created by cybercriminals!...