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Posts Tagged ‘Ransomware’

  • 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...

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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....