Posts Tagged ‘mobile malware’

  • Kaspersky Lab

    A quarter of users don’t understand the risks of Mobile Cyberthreats

    March 24, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Mobile devices are more popular than ever, especially across the African continent, but their owners still underestimate the danger they might encounter. According to a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 28% of users globally know...

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    Rise in mobile malware calls for efficient monitoring

    March 17, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Africa-based smartphone users must be savvier about the sites they visit, what they download, and the apps they use on their devices. Mobile malware is becoming more prevalent. So says Richard Broeke from IT security services vendor, Securicom. “Designed to...

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    Top 10 Cyber Security Trends for 2015

    February 19, 2015 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 Cyber Security Trends for 2015

    Paladion Networks has highlighted the top 10 cyber security trends that will impact global digital security in 2015, and beyond. These trends can have long-term impact on the enterprises in Middle East and Africa. Amit Roy, VP & Regional Sales Head-ME...

  • 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 on Malicious Android apps hits 10 million

    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...

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    Cybercriminals developing more malware

    August 19, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Cybercriminals developing more malware

    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....

  • Mobile malware rising rapidly

    April 4, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Mobile malware rising rapidly

    Smartphones continue to escalate in popularity as more mobile phone manufacturers release affordable smartphone handsets in order to attract consumers in emerging markets. It appears to have been a smart move. Leading IT research and advisory company,...

  • What is Mobile Malware?

    May 3, 2012 • OpinionComments (1)

    You probably know something about the viruses that can attack your computer, but what about the viruses aimed at your mobile devices? You may be surprised to learn that malicious software aimed at mobile devices, otherwise known as mobile malware, is on the...

  • The motivations behind recent Android malware

    November 30, 2011 • OpinionComments Off on The motivations behind recent Android malware

    For years now, we in the cyber security industry have been saying an explosion of mobile malware is just around the corner. Beginning in earnest this year, we have indeed observed a marked increase in threats targeting mobile devices – particularly the...