Leading global cybersecurity company, Kaspersky, has announced the continuation of its partnership contract with Scuderia Ferrari. In addition, the company joins a lineup of partners for the Ferrari Esports FDA team competing in the world Esports Series. The iconic partnership between Kaspersky and Scuderia Ferrari started in 2010 and since...
From the 20th of January to the 10th of November 2021, Kaspersky experts uncovered a new piece of malware that has targeted more than 35,000 computers across 195 countries. Dubbed “PseudoManuscrypt” for its similarities with the advanced persistent threat (APT) group Lazarus’ Manuscrypt malware, this new malware contains advanced...
While most of the world dealt with the impact and disruption of Year Two of the COVID-19 pandemic, cybercriminals expanded their activities with ambitious attacks on critical infrastructure. Armed with sophisticated and brute-force attack methods, threat actors continue to capitalise on the ongoing disruption of the pandemic and are leveraging...
Medicine has always been a field where innovations play a crucial and truly life-saving role. However, during the pandemic, the healthcare industry was forced to significantly speed up the implementation of new developments. Indeed, this pace of change and urgent digitalisation within medical organisations was noted by 81% of...
In many ways, 2021 was a landmark year for online privacy. In April 2021, Apple rolled out an update allowing users to opt out of app tracking, with most iPhone users having done so by the end of the year. There were even talks to disable tracking technology on...
The evolution of technology has brought with incredible advancements, particularly in unprecedented times where both organisations and individuals have had to adapt to stay competitive.  But it’s a bit of catch-22; as technology continues to progress, so do cyber criminals become more sophisticated, exploiting the vulnerabilities that come with online, digitised...
Kaspersky has uncovered a previously unknown IIS module (a piece of software aimed at providing additional features to Microsoft web servers) they have since dubbed Owowa that steals credentials entered by a user when logging into Outlook Web Access (OWA); it also allows the attackers to gain remote control...
ITC Secure (ITC), a leading advisory-led cyber security services company and a Microsoft Gold cyber security partner, and Cassava Technologies (CassavaTechnologies.com), the pan-African technology leader, announced today that they have entered into a Joint Venture (JV) to build and launch an extensive portfolio of cyber security services, powered by...
Data centres are the invisible but essential backbone of any modern business. Companies throughout the world have shifted to remote working, depending on cloud storage and cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) solution to ensure business continuity through the pandemic, and beyond. It’s anticipated that cloud solutions will account for...
This year has seen a 29% rise in cyberattacks against businesses across the world. In Africa, this growing threat is driven by an increase in users accessing the internet, creating a larger pool of targets for criminals, which is what we’ve witnessed in Kenya. The country’s connected population nearly...
The contemporary world runs on rapid communication and while emphasizing corporate communications, the most reliable, cost-effective and quick means of formal communication is still considered email. But due to its popularity and widespread use, emails also happen to be the most targetted mediums for cyber attacks and spreading malware. One...
Three things many companies wished they had actioned before a ransomware attack. There are few things worse than discovering that your business has been compromised. Be it a phish, ransomware, hack or malicious attack, it’s going to leave a long legacy of damage and complexity behind it. According to Martin...
The KnowBe4 and ITWeb Ransomware Survey took a deep look into the South African organisation, finding that ransomware and cybercrime are increasingly impacting organisations on the continent. While many companies (32%) were attacked in 2021, some multiple times (12%), 64% of organisations believe they are prepared, and 67% would not...
This holiday season checking off that gift list will look a little different than in past years. Many shoppers are planning to rely on e-commerce for a significant amount of their holiday shopping. Digital gift card sales are also likely to increase. However, given the spike in digital activity predicted over the...
Cybercrime is smart, innovative, and agile. Cybercriminals are well-rewarded for their innovative attack vectors and have no incentive to stop finding inventive ways of penetrating systems and moving past the most vulnerable defences. According to Paul Grapendaal, Head of Managed Security Services at Nclose, there’s no standard playbook when it...
In a dynamic world driven by innovation and automation, every sector, whether industrial or not relies heavily on the latest technologies. Smartphones are amongst the popular mobile devices that everyone wants to own. The incessant demand for buying smartphones and other mobile devices has given rise to propositions such...
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