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Posts Tagged ‘cybercriminals’

  • Simeon Tassev, Managing Director and QSA at Galix

    Are your employees your greatest cybersecurity risk?

    June 7, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Are your employees your greatest cybersecurity risk?

    Your employees provide some of the most useful access points into your business for cybercriminals. Knowing who is most likely to be targeted, and it may not be the most obvious people, will help the organisation put the right security measures in place....

  • Tapping into neurodiversity for new cyber security skills

    10 Cybersecurity Myths That Must Be Busted

    May 24, 2018 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on 10 Cybersecurity Myths That Must Be Busted

    As we share massive amounts of information over the Internet, protecting our private data seems like a real challenge. Let’s not forget the fact that every step that you make online is watched by all kinds of snoopers: governments, ISPs (Internet Service...

  • WannaCry, the dawn of a new generation of cyber-attacks

    WannaCry, the dawn of a new generation of cyber-attacks

    May 18, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on WannaCry, the dawn of a new generation of cyber-attacks

    A year ago, after multiple days of digital bombardment, the cyber-security world changed forever. Over one weekend, the notorious ransomware attack that would become widely known as WannaCry infected more than 200,000 machines around the world, causing...

  • Corporate companies warned against targeted cyber attacks

    Meet the Hackers: A series on mobile malware

    March 29, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Meet the Hackers: A series on mobile malware

    Over the past year, every company in the world has experienced a mobile malware attack. Mobile malware has become a major concern for both consumers and organisations worldwide. Although much has been written about which mobile malwares are prevalent and how...

  • Limiting the ransomware threat

    Digital forensics is crucial to the security chain

    March 28, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Digital forensics is crucial to the security chain

    The past decade has seen developments in technology that were previously unimagined. Businesses around the globe are increasingly reliant on the Internet and other technologies that keep them connected to their customers, supply chains and crucial business...

  • Urgent steps needed to close Africa’s high-end IT security skills gaps

    Cybercriminals are targeting healthcare organisations

    March 22, 2018 • Healthcare, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Cybercriminals are targeting healthcare organisations

    Currently, there are 7.1 million patients using connected medical devices and remote monitoring. Additionally, healthcare providers are expected to spend $9.5 billion on cloud services by 2020, with most organisations using a multi-cloud environment. These...

  • Corporate companies warned against targeted cyber attacks

    Study: Over 50 percent of organisations hit by ransomware in 2017

    February 6, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Study: Over 50 percent of organisations hit by ransomware in 2017

    Sophos has announced the findings The State of Endpoint Security Today which shows the extent to which businesses are at risk of repeated ransomware attacks and are vulnerable to exploits. The survey polled more than 2,700 IT decision makers from mid-sized...

  • Cybersecurity – a digital growth enabler

    New Ransomware seeks to destroy your business

    February 5, 2018 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on New Ransomware seeks to destroy your business

    Ransomware – a type of malware that infiltrates and infects a user or company’s system and encrypts their data, holding the organisation to ransom until a large sum of money is paid in return for a decryption key to unlock it – is more pervasive...

  • Cybercrime to be most disruptive in the next 2 years- PwC study

    Kenyan authority warns internet users of third-party software risks

    January 22, 2018 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenyan authority warns internet users of third-party software risks

    The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has, through the National Computer Incident Response Team Coordination Centre (National KE-CIRT/CC), issued a warning to Internet users on supply chain risks in third-party software. This follows a global trend where...

  • A new malware is making its mark in Africa

    What lies ahead? Cyber-predictions for 2018

    January 8, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on What lies ahead? Cyber-predictions for 2018

    As the publisher Arnold H. Glasow put it, “The trouble with the future is that it usually arrives before we’re ready for it.” We were certainly taken by surprise during 2017 when the WannaCry and Petya ransomware outbreaks hit businesses globally,...

  • Creating safer cities to help drive greater economic growth

    Top 3 security tech trends for 2018

    January 8, 2018 • Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 3 security tech trends for 2018

    As a result of the largest data breach in South Africa’s history, as well as a record number of armed robberies against businesses recorded in 2017, security is a New Year’s resolution of most local businesses. Consequently, it is imperative that South...

  • SA businesses reluctant to insure against cyber-attacks, despite past incidents

    A portrait of the current cyber-threat landscape

    December 7, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on A portrait of the current cyber-threat landscape

    When you picture hackers, you conjure up an image of rebellious teenagers in hoodies, think again. Cybercrime is a great deal more organised than you might think and cybercriminals are increasingly developing business models of their own. In fact, certain...

  • Sophos 2017 Malware trends and predictions

    Sophos 2017 Malware trends and predictions

    December 7, 2017 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Sophos 2017 Malware trends and predictions

    Ransomware is on every platform – don’t assume your mobile and tablets are safe. This year, WannaCry shook the world as the cyber hi-jack accounted for more than 45% of all ransomware tracked, closely followed by Cerber at 44.2%, according to Sophos’...

  • Corporate companies warned against targeted cyber attacks

    Cybersecurity report 2017: Africa in Top 10 targeted regions

    December 1, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cybersecurity report 2017: Africa in Top 10 targeted regions

    As we draw closer to the end of the year, 2017 has seen more malware samples created each day than in the entire 20th Century. The targets have changed, the techniques have become more sophisticated, the attack vectors have multiplied, and the tools are more...

  • Cyber-criminals are turning their attention to the supply chain as a new means to exploit business data

    Fortinet report reveals botnet role in cyber attacks

    November 29, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Fortinet report reveals botnet role in cyber attacks

    On Wednesday 29 November 2017, cybersecurity company, Fortinet, announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals that high botnet reoccurrence rates and an increase of automated malware demonstrate that cybercriminals...

  • Life after Bitcoin: Understanding the cryptocurrency and betting on its future

    Cryptocurrency theft putting users’ savings at risk

    November 6, 2017 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cryptocurrency theft putting users’ savings at risk

    Researchers from Kaspersky Lab have discovered a new malware which takes cryptocurrencies from users wallet.  Cybercriminals are targeting popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash, Dash, Monero. According to Kaspersky Lab, the cybercriminals...