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Posts Tagged ‘Ransomware’

  • Harish Chib, Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Sophos.

    What can organisations do to protect against new threats?

    December 20, 2016 • SecurityComments Off on What can organisations do to protect against new threats?

    Many organizations still don’t have their security basics right. Sophos offer six measures organizations should put in place to help keep more complex threats at bay. Moving from layered to integrated security. Many organizations now possess multiple...

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    Businesses more likely to pay ransomware than consumers

    December 15, 2016 • Security, SoftwareComments Off on Businesses more likely to pay ransomware than consumers

    IBM Security has announced results from a study finding 70 percent of businesses infected with ransomware have paid ransom to regain access to business data and systems. In comparison, over 50 percent of consumers surveyed said they would not pay to regain...

  • Sophos has put together the following cybersecurity tips to help you focus on family, food and fun over during this season.

    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...

  • Ransomware is Kaspersky Lab’s Story of the Year 2016.

    Attacks on business now equal one every 40 Seconds

    December 9, 2016 • SecurityComments Off on Attacks on business now equal one every 40 Seconds

    In 2016 ransomware attacks on business increased three-fold: which represents a change from an attack every 2 minutes in January to one every 40 seconds by October. For individuals, the rate of increase went from every 20 seconds to every 10 seconds. With...

  • Kaspersky Lab

    Kaspersky develops a decryption tool that disguises itself as CB-Locker

    October 5, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky develops a decryption tool that disguises itself as CB-Locker

    Kaspersky Lab expert have developed a decryption tool that can restore files for Polyglot Ransomware that disguises itself as CTB-Locker. Users that have suffered from Polyglot ransomware, also known as MarsJoke, can now restore their files thanks to the...

  • Iniel Dreyer, Managing Director at Gabsten Technologies

    Cloud backup – guarding against data loss from ransomware

    September 20, 2016 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Cloud backup – guarding against data loss from ransomware

    More and more companies are falling prey to purveyors of ransomware, a virus that attacks computers and literally holds them to ransom – locking users out of their machines and demanding payment to unlock them. As large organisations are able to invest...

  • E-commerce Nigeria

    Crypto-ransomware attacks to hit thousands of users in one year

    June 23, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Crypto-ransomware attacks to hit thousands of users in one year

    The number of users attacked with encryption ransomware is soaring, with 718,536 users hit between April 2015 and March 2016: an increase of 5.5 times compared to the same period in 2014-2015. The irreversible consequences of this kind of malware infection,...

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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...

  • ESET Southern Africa

    Top 5 threats every company needs to pay attention to

    March 8, 2016 • Enterprise, Lists, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 threats every company needs to pay attention to

      ESET’s laboratories constantly analyse and study how cybercriminals propagate their threats all over the world. Looking back at ESET’s trend papers, we can see the evolution and the changes that companies have had to undergo. From a corporate...

  • Kaspersky Lab

    How to escape from CoinVault Ransomeware

    April 14, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on How to escape from CoinVault Ransomeware

    From today, victims of CoinVault ransomware have a chance to retrieve their data without paying the criminals, thanks to a repository of decryption keys and a decryption application made available online by Kaspersky Lab and the National High Tech Crime Unit...

  • Ransomware

    Ransomware set to plague South Africa

    February 13, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Ransomware set to plague South Africa

    Ransomware – a type of malware that stops people from using their computers and accessing their data until a ransom is paid to the creator – is rearing its head in South Africa, this is according to IT security vendor, Securicom. According to the company,...

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

    Most spam in February targeted Valentine’s Day

    March 26, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Most spam in February targeted Valentine’s Day

    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...

  • Kaspersky Lab (image: A.Penkov / Shutterstock.com)

    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....