The digital age has begun to bring some change to the workplace, allowing more and more people to work remotely and not be entirely office bound. The benefits are clear: lower overheads for the business increased productivity and for the staff, greater job satisfaction. There is one thing, though, that...
Over the last three months Kaspersky analysts have been investigating how the Obad.a Trojan, a malicious app for Android, is distributed. It transpires that the criminals behind the Trojan have adopted a new technique to spread their malware. For the first time in the history of mobile cybercrime, a Trojan is...
Yahoo and Microsoft are teaming up in an effort to stop lottery email scams. The two companies have signed on with Western Union and the African Development Bank to head a new effort to aid victims of the attacks and help catch the perpetrators. Lottery scams often reach users in...
Kenya’s Safaricom says a new national police surveillance system has gone live. Despite a number of groups voicing concerns over the new system and what it could mean for privacy in the East African country, the country has gone ahead with the system. The KES 14.9 billion National Surveillance, Communication...
Microsoft South Africa is once again warning local consumers to be cautious of a reoccurring phone scam, which has left the wallets of unsuspecting consumers hundreds and in some instances thousands of Rands lighter. Cybercriminals and scammers make use of public phone directories as info gathering sources on consumers, in...
Technology giant Microsoft recently opened a Cybercrime centre at the Company's headquarters in Redmond, US and while the centre is based abroad, it will also monitor cyber security issues across Africa. Cybercrime is often associated with, or directly stems from, pirate and counterfeit software. In Africa, Microsoft is trying hard to combat the problem...
This Valentine’s day, your chances of finding love on an app as well as online dating sites can put you at greater risk when it comes to cyber attacks. In fact, with South Africa’s, as well as Africa's, burgeoning mobile user market and more than half of urban cellphone...
South African Minister of Communications, Yunus Carrim, inaugurated the country’s first National Cyber Security Advisory Council (NCAC ) today. The role of the NCAC will be to advise the South African government on cyber security policy and technical issues. Cabinet passed the National Cyber Security Policy Framework in March 2012...
Cyberbullying, which is bullying that takes place using digital technology, has become a serious issue including within Africa. The consequences can be serious: children become withdrawn and secretive, their schoolwork suffers and they may become aggressive, depressed or even prone to self-harm. But even if your children face something like...
Email is a vital tool to not only businesses, but also when it comes to an individual's personal content and messages. We often receive a multitude of emails each day; however, not all of them are as safe as we would like them to be. In June 2014, Kaspersky Lab...
After the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the 25th of May this year, data management all across Europe changed dramatically. The law was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens' data privacy and to reshape the way...
Kaspersky Lab’s security research team today published a new research paper on the discovery of “Icefog”, a small yet energetic APT group that focuses on targets in South Korea and Japan, hitting the supply chain for Western companies. The operation started in 2011 and has increased in size and scope over...
Kaspersky Lab’s heuristic detection protection subsystem has successfully blocked attacks via a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash software. Kaspersky Lab researchers discovered this loophole, which was targeted by exploits distributed via a legitimate government website created to collect public complaints about breaches of the law in the Middle Eastern...
In Africa, increased access to the internet has led to a rise in the number of websites being developed for businesses, NGOs, government departments and the like. However there has been a corresponding rise in the rate of Cyber-crime in Africa. Instead of defacing physical properties, African cyber criminals have...
In a world that is connecting every day at a faster pace than ever, Philip Pieterse head of the ethical hacking division in South Africa for Spiderlabs says that South Africa has a lack of skills in the computer security sector – which could have dire consequences for businesses...
The second edition of the Global Cybersecurity Index 2017, released earlier this week by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), an agency of the United Nations, measured the commitment of ITU Member States to cyber security and highlighted a number of illustrative practices from around the world. The survey measures the...
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