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  • Fake Facebook sites account for 60% of social network phishing in early 2018

    Fake Facebook sites account for 60% of social network phishing in early 2018

    May 24, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Fake Facebook sites account for 60% of social network phishing in early 2018

    In the first quarter of 2018, Kaspersky Lab’s anti-phishing technologies prevented more than 3.7 million attempts to visit fraudulent social network pages of which 60% were fake Facebook pages. The results, according to the Kaspersky Lab report, ‘Spam and...

  • How to avoid getting scammed: combating cybercrime

    How to avoid getting scammed: combating cybercrime

    January 30, 2018 • Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on How to avoid getting scammed: combating cybercrime

    From phishing to identity theft, the invasion of privacy, Internet/ATM/wire fraud, file sharing and piracy, counterfeiting and forgery, child pornography, and hacking – cybercrime is a chilling and imminent threat across the globe. With botnets, ransomware,...

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    Tips for staying safe online during the festive season

    December 14, 2016 • Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Tips for staying safe online during the festive season

    As the popularity of online shopping increases, so does the likelihood of falling foul of cybercrooks, not necessarily because they are putting in extra effort during the festive season, but simply because more of us are doing more online shopping at this...

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    Ransomware: African Businesses continue to be at high risk

    May 12, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ransomware: African Businesses continue to be at high risk

    Over the last 12 months, there has been a 16% increase in ransomare attacks, a Data Breach Investigation Report by Verizon, has revealed. Ransomware is a hot topic because of the organisations being targeted and because of how prevalent it has become. The...

  • By Simeon Tassev, Director and QSA for Galix.

    What is the difference between whaling and phishing?

    April 11, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments (1)

    One of the largest online security threats to individuals and businesses today doesn’t come from new sophisticated malware tools, but rather from distinctly low-tech phishing and whaling campaigns. A recent survey of IT experts from the US, UK, South Africa...

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    Top 7 ways to protect yourself from the surge in cybercrime

    November 3, 2015 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 7 ways to protect yourself from the surge in cybercrime

    Online fraud is on the increase in South Africa, with criminals seeing individuals’ online banking accounts as particularly rich pickings. Cybercrime, of which online banking scams account for significant portion, is costing South Africa about R5.8 billion...

  • Worried about IoT, but hit by malware: Kaspersky Lab reveals industrial organisation pain points

    Kaspersky Lab: Beware of email attachments

    July 22, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab: Beware of email attachments

    Email is a vital tool to not only businesses, but also when it comes to an individual’s personal content and messages. We often receive a multitude of emails each day; however, not all of them are as safe as we would like them to be. In June 2014,...

  • Kaspersky Lab moves core processes to Switzerland in the name of transparency

    Phishing attacks on e-Stores surging

    April 30, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Phishing attacks on e-Stores surging

    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...

  • 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 on One third of all phishing attacks aimed at stealing money

    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...

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    Malware, spam, and phishing – most common threats to business

    November 25, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Malware, spam, and phishing – most common threats to business

    Attacks that employ a variety of malicious programmes, phishing attacks, and spam remain the cyber threats most frequently encountered by companies. At the same time, the volume of malicious attacks and spam has increased substantially in 2013, compared to...

  • 1 in 5 phishing attacks target banks

    July 10, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on 1 in 5 phishing attacks target banks

    Every fifth phishing attack registered between May 2012 and late April 2013 targeted users of banks and other financial organisations. That figure emerged from research into the evolution of phishing threats carried out by Kaspersky Lab specialists using...

  • Kaspersky Lab identifies increase in Apple phishing scams

    July 9, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab identifies increase in Apple phishing scams

    Kaspersky Lab has published a phishing report that analysed the dramatic increase of cybercriminal campaigns designed to steal users’ Apple IDs and account information by creating fraudulent phishing sites that try to imitate the official apple.com site....

  • 37.3 million users experienced phishing attacks last year

    June 24, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on 37.3 million users experienced phishing attacks last year

    According to the results of Kaspersky Lab’s “The evolution of phishing attacks 2011-2013” survey, the number of Internet users who faced phishing attacks over the last 12 months has grown from 19.9 million to 37.3 million, an increase of 87%....

  • Phishers use New Fake Social Media Apps

    May 30, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Phishers use New Fake Social Media Apps

    Phishers are trying everything they can to improve their chances of harvesting user credentials. They are known for experimenting with different fake social media applications in a desperate move to lure users. Recently, we found a few examples of some new...

  • 23 Business attitudes to IT Security

    January 8, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on 23 Business attitudes to IT Security

    You are a businessman or an expert responsible for critical decisions related to IT security, but you have a tough schedule. You are hunting for any piece of information that will illuminate the latest trends and facilitate obtaining more expertise in this...

  • 50% of users cannot recognise a phishing message

    September 3, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on 50% of users cannot recognise a phishing message

    The standard data theft method is social engineering – a potential victim is lured onto an infected web-page or is duped into opening a file attached to an e-mail. It is not always easy to recognise such a message, as a survey conducted in May 2012 by O+K...