Posts Tagged ‘phishing’

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    Kaspersky Lab: Beware of email attachments

    July 22, 2014 • SecurityComments Off

    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,...

  • 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 Off

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 site....

  • 37.3 million users experienced phishing attacks last year

    June 24, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    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

    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

    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

    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...

  • Cybercrime tool Whaling takes over Phishing

    September 29, 2011 • SecurityComments Off

    IBM has released the results of the X-Force 2011 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report, which demonstrates the rapidly changing security landscape characterised by high-profile attacks, growing mobile vulnerabilities and more sophisticated threats such as...

  • Kaspersky Lab offers online gaming safety tips

    September 27, 2011 • SecurityComments Off

    Kaspersky Lab is set to exhibit and provide insight to avid online gaming fans on crucial security at the 2011 rAge Expo, taking place from the 30th September to the 2 October 2011 in Johannesburg. According to Nielsen in the US, online gaming accounts for...

  • Phishing attacks on Facebook and Habbo intensify

    July 27, 2011 • SecurityComments Off

    Kaspersky Lab today released its spam report for June 2011. The volume of spam in mail traffic increased slightly compared to May and averaged 83.3%. The most popular topics were Osama bin Laden’s death, the last Harry Potter movie and the anniversary of...

  • SentryBay warns of social network phishing attacks

    July 25, 2011 • SecurityComments Off

    Phishing attacks on social networks have escalated to unprecedented levels and Internet banking scams are increasing at an alarming rate. This is according to local software security specialists and SentryBay partner, J2 Software. According to research by SA...

  • Addressing the security needs of Africa

    July 11, 2011 • OpinionComments Off

    Access to the Internet is a rapidly growing commodity and as connectivity continues to improve on the continent, greater numbers of users in Africa are joining the cyberworld. In fact, according to the latest statistics from Internet World Stats, almost 120...

  • If it seems phishy, it is!

    August 16, 2010 • SecurityComments (1)

    In February 2010 The South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) announced that the number of phishing web sites shut down by banks had more than trebled over the space of only three months. The announcement offers statistical validation that...