McAfee has announced its strategy for building upon Security Connected, the framework in which security products and services work together to safeguard businesses with better protection from new types of attacks. McAfee will expand its current broad portfolio through strategic acquisitions, development projects and key partnerships to deliver more...
Kaspersky Lab announces a new Software-as-a-Service solution that will provide small and medium-sized businesses with multi-layered IT security – Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud. The solution offers advanced functionality and proven protection that can be managed easily via a simple cloud-based console with an intuitive and user-friendly interface. Small and medium-sized...
Check Point researchers have discovered a vulnerability in WhatsApp that allows a threat actor to intercept and manipulate messages sent by those in a group or private conversation. By doing so, attackers can put themselves in a position of immense power to not only steer potential evidence in their...
According to reports by the Daily Mail, a Nigerian man, Kayode Sanni, who was an illegal immigrant in the United Kingdom (UK) has been found guilty and sentenced to five years in jail for leading a gang who used the identities of members of parliament, judges and police officers...
Physical enterprise security and surveillance depends heavily on the quality and capabilities of surveillance systems. But even with best in class cameras in place, the system is flawed if it cannot securely back up and store crucial footage that may be needed to support criminal investigations or be presented as...
After analysing vast numbers of IT threats during the second quarter of 2011, Kaspersky Lab’s experts identified a number of important trends. Navigating the web remains the riskiest activity on the Internet with malicious URLs that serve exploit kits, bots, ransomware Trojans, etc. being the most frequently detected objects (65.44%)...
In a survey carried out at Gitex, 64% of respondents said they wouldn’t be confident that data stored on a mobile device belonging to their organization would be secure in the event it was lost or stolen. The survey, carried out by global IT and data security company Sophos,...
Social media platform, WhatsApp bans about two million accounts per month from its messaging platform. According to the company, three-quarters of problematic accounts are identified without user report or human intervention, 20 percent of them at the time of registration. At a recent press briefing in New Delhi, company executives said...
Cybercrime is big business and hackers are continually looking for new attack vectors. SophosLabs team see 400,000 new malicious samples every day; this does not mean 400,000 programmers writing code. It means heavily automated systems. The result is bespoke malware – a virus written just for you. With that...
Threat actors understand that one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to enter an organisation illicitly is by tricking legitimate employees into allowing the threat actor into the infection process and thereby breaching the company’s defences. This premise lies at the heart of today’s phishing attacks, when fraudulent...
Kaspersky Lab has released a Fraud Prevention cloud solution for organisations facing risks from fraudulent activity via fast-growing online services. The new product features a set of cloud-based technologies designed to give banks, financial institutions, loyalty schemes providers and government agencies protection against fraudsters. These include a global device...
IBM Security has announced results from a study finding 70 percent of businesses infected with ransomware have paid ransom to regain access to business data and systems. In comparison, over 50 percent of consumers surveyed said they would not pay to regain access back to personal data or devices...
Security researchers reveal the rollout of new social media sites and features are leading to a fresh crop of online scams and threats. Online security company PC Tools has predicted three top threats that consumers should be on the lookout while joining, logging in or engaging on social networks. Email...
McAfee released the findings from its 2014 Love, Relationships & Technology survey, and found that almost half of all adults send or receive sexually suggestive content, and 38% have shared passwords. For a second year in a row, the security experts examined how nearly 9,000 consumers worldwide are sharing and...
"FELLOW Nigerians, we have put our country to shame! As if that was not enough, we are increasingly soiling our already tarnished image beyond our borders due to increasing cases of cyber crime, including online fraud cases involving banks," said Terence Ukwa, a student pastor with the Mountain of...
Over recent years, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have become one of the biggest cyber-security headaches for CIOs and CSOs. Each year, these attacks grow in numbers, becoming bigger and more damaging. Previously, the primary DDoS fears were the business disruption and reputational damage that they caused. DDoS attackers...
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