Kaspersky Lab has announced that details of threats detected by the company’s cloud technologies are now available to all those interested in IT security. The first-hand statistics come from Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), a distributed ‘cloud’ system that monitors and reacts immediately to computer threats. The network currently has about...
A successful targeted attack against a large company can cause damages of up to $2.4 million. This is according to B2B International which, along with Kaspersky Lab, recently conducted the 2013 Global Corporate IT Security Risks survey. Targeted attacks are one of the most dangerous types of cyber threats, as professional cybercriminals...
As Africa is becoming more mobile focused, connecting via social media platforms such as WhatsApp, BBM, Facebook and Twitter is becoming more of a necessity. We, as Africans, use these platforms daily to not only converse with our peers, but to also conduct business, advertise brands as well as...
Businesses and individuals across South Africa will now have the ability to run criminal and identity verifications via MyImprint, a user-friendly online portal - using only an ID number as reference. MyImprint, a tech startup that provides easy access to criminal record and identity verifications, has raised an undisclosed amount...
Every device that is connected to the internet is a potential access point for hackers, risking data and personal information. There are some inherent vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi security protocols and hardware components, which can make the lives of hackers that much easier. These possible entry points could provide hackers with...
It is time to get rid of the notion that using a password for your devices means you have something to hide. In today's world where sensitive data like banking and account details, social security details, corporate email information and so on is stored on your device, it is...
With the heightened threat of hacks by fraudsters attempting to access people’s bank accounts through text messages, emails, phone calls etc., it is important we are armed with knowledge of the different ways our bank accounts can be hacked by these fraudsters. Knowing how hackers might try and gain...
Kaspersky Lab announced the release of Kaspersky Internet Security for Android locally, a powerful protection solution for smartphones and tablets running Android operating system. The number of Internet-enabled mobile devices keeps growing. According to an international survey conducted by B2B International in April 2013, the average household currently owns 4.5...
Over the past year, every company in the world has experienced a mobile malware attack. Mobile malware has become a major concern for both consumers and organisations worldwide. Although much has been written about which mobile malwares are prevalent and how the different variants operate, it’s critical to understand...
As cyber-crime activities across the continent cripple business and government websites, Kenya's Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko announced last week that the country is taking steps to combat cyber-crime by forming a dedicated unit. Tobiko revealed that Kenya looses in excess of $23.3 million a year to cyber-crime. "In view...
October 2014 marked forty-five years since the very first message was sent over the net – Arpanet (the forerunner of the internet) that is. Back then we didn’t have firewalls; there was nothing to monitor suspicious activity. It was a trusted environment where there was no reason to worry...
Data has always been the ultimate battleground and competitive bargaining chip for telecommunications operators. Already under pressure to reduce mobile data costs amid a rising #datamustfall chorus from consumers, they now face data headaches of a different kind. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and South Africa’s Protection...
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. According to the report, mobile malware was the most significant statistical category for the second quarter, in...
South Africa is the second most targeted country globally when it comes to Phishing attacks, says Drew van Vuuren, CEO of information security and privacy practice, 4Di Privaca. With the cost of phishing in South Africa amounting to approximately $320 million in 2013 alone and with South Africa accounting for...
The speed of technological change is leaving gaping holes in highly sensitive company IT infrastructure. These vulnerabilities are being targeted by cybercriminals at an increasing rate as South Africa is starting to feel the heat from attackers across the globe. It was revealed at the 2015 Security Summit, in Johannesburg,...
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 limit the use of personal mobile...
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