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  • Kaspersky Lab’s Sergey Novikov, Deputy Director of Global Research and Analysis (image: file)

    Africa: Language plays a huge role in malware attacks

    April 29, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

    According to Kaspersky Lab research, South Africa suffers from 36.8% online threat detections, and while the number might seem high, Kaspersky Lab’s Sergey Novikov, Deputy Director of Global Research and Analysis , says it low when taken in context. “It...

  • Stefan Tanase, Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Cyber-crime: How it makes criminals filthy rich

    April 23, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

    During Kaspersky Lab’s annual Security Analysis Summit held in Budapest, Hungary, the Enterprise and Online security experts focussed on cyber-criminals and where their riches come from – often at very low risk to the perpetrators. Stefan Tanase, Senior...

  • Spammers are sharing Hugo Chavez’s legacy

    April 22, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    After a sharp increase in spam volumes in February, March saw the flow of junk mail stabilise at a level of 70.1%. Despite this reduction, however, users could not afford to relax since at the same time the share of malicious attachments in unsolicited e-mail...

  • Spammers get back to work

    March 26, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    After a lull of several months, spammers have stepped up activity in February. According to Kaspersky Lab data, the proportion of spam in email traffic grew by nearly 13 percentage points and averaged 71% for the month, higher than the average for January...

  • Eugene Kaspersky named 2012 Influencer of the Year

    January 25, 2013 • SecurityComments (1)

    Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder of Kaspersky Lab, a developer of secure content and threat management solutions, was named the 2012 Influencer of the Year by Channelnomics. Eugene was given this honour for his visionary thinking and IT security expertise, which...

  • Kaspersky Lab’s report reveals Red October threat

    January 15, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    Kaspersky Lab has published a new research report which identified an elusive cyber-espionage campaign targeting diplomatic, governmental and scientific research organisations in several countries for at least five years. The primary focus of this campaign...

  • South African cybercrime set to soar in 2013

    January 7, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    South African companies are warned that cybercrime is set to increase in 2013 and will place their profitability, their competitiveness and perhaps even their existence at risk. An alarming fact is that South Africa hosts the third-highest number of...

  • Kaspersky Lab detects 200,000 new malicious programmes a day

    December 14, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    Kaspersky Lab has released its annual Kaspersky Security Bulletin, which provides the overall malware and cyber-threat statistics for 2012. The data analysed in the report was obtained using the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), the cloud-based infrastructure...

  • Businesses embracing encryption to protect their most sensitive data

    December 12, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    According to B2B International survey conducted this year, encryption is the fifth most widespread protection technique. It’s a sharp rise from the results of a similar survey in 2011 where it barely crept into the top 10. It is also ranked second among the...

  • Kaspersky Lab predicts core threats for 2013

    December 6, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    Kaspersky Lab’s experts have outlined key security trends of 2012 and presented their views on the core threats of 2013. The most notable predictions for the next year include the continued rise of targeted attacks, cyber-espionage and nation-state...

  • For 72% of companies, BYOD is the future

    November 9, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    Bring your own device (BYOD) is the biggest trend affecting how businesses operate online, with 72% of companies expecting to use the concept extensively in the near future, according to a recent survey by B2B International on behalf of Kaspersky Lab. 50% of...

  • New Android malware goes on a shopping spree

    November 1, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    Experts at G Data Security Labs have discovered a new type of Android malware that downloads paid apps without the knowledge of the smartphone or tablet user. The malware is hidden in fake GO Weather, Travel Sky or E-Strong File Explorer apps and is being...

  • Criminal Activity has reached its peak according to Kaspersky Lab

    September 27, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    According to Kaspersky Lab’s spam report, in August the percentage of spam in email traffic continued to go down and averaged 70.2%, a decrease of 1.6 percentage points from July. However, these figures – which are typical for the summer months in the...

  • One in 216 emails in July identified as malicious

    September 4, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    Symantec recently released the findings of its July 2012 Symantec.cloud Intelligence Report. The report provides the latest analysis of cyber security threats, trends and insights from the Symantec Intelligence team concerning malware, spam, and other...

  • More details about Wiper malware revealed

    August 30, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    In April 2012, a series of incidents were publicly reported about a destructive malware program, codenamed Wiper, which attacked computer systems related to a number of oil facilities in Western Asia. In May 2012, Kaspersky Lab’s research team conducted a...

  • Spam in mail traffic continues to fall

    August 16, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    The proportion of spam in mail traffic continued to fall in Q2 2012, averaging 74.3%. This was a decrease of 2.3 percentage points compared to the previous quarter. In addition to seasonal factors this trend may also be related to the difficult economic...