Posts Tagged ‘threat’

  • 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)

    Top cyber-espionage operation uncovered

    February 11, 2014 • SecurityComments Off

    Kaspersky Lab’s security research team has announced the discovery of “The Mask” (aka Careto), an advanced Spanish-language speaking threat actor that has been involved in global cyber-espionage operations since at least 2007. What makes The Mask...

  • Costin Raiu, Director of the Global Research and Analysis team, Kaspersky Lab (image: Kaspersky Lab)

    Key security incidents that shaped the threat landscape in 2013

    December 3, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    Some of the revelations of the past year raised questions about the way we use the Internet nowadays and the type of risks we face. In 2013 advanced threat actors have continued large-scale operations, and cyber-mercenaries, specialist APT groups “for...

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    Companies view BYOD as a growing threat

    September 16, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    Only about 17% of companies in South Africa have a fully developed mobile device security policy for their corporate networks. Meanwhile, the number of IT security incidents involving cell phones and tablets is on the rise, and most companies have no plans to...

  • SA facing increased cyber-crime threats

    November 12, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    Cyber-crime is now posing major increased strategic risks to South African companies. Threats posed to organizations by cyber-crimes have increased faster than potential victims—or cyber security professionals—can cope with them, placing targeted...