Online security breaches are becoming the order of the day, and such incidences are set to rise as the economy comes under increasing pressure. It is therefore becoming increasingly important for a business owner to take advantage of risk solutions available in order to safeguard their payment system from...
A recent Mastercard survey even found that South Africans increasingly see data breaches as the 'new normal' - 70% of people surveyed believe there's not much they can do to protect their personal and financial information. According to Mimecast, a global email and data security company, almost half of global...
Kaspersky Lab and Comztek have cemented their partnership agreement and as of 1 August 2012, Comztek will be the official distributor of all Kaspersky Lab products in Namibia. This follows the announcement made earlier this year around Comztek being selected to distribute Kaspersky Lab products to its 2000 plus African reseller...
Norton by Symantec has released its findings from the Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report revealing that despite growing concerns over online crime, over 8.8 million South Africans fell victim to it in the past year. Surveying more than 18,000 consumers across 18 markets, including about 1,000 across South Africa, the research...
Black Friday 2020 could be bigger online than in-store this year, thanks to concerns about the risk of COVID-19 in crowded shops, and an increase in the number of people now comfortable with shopping online. But for first-time online shoppers and those who might forget caution in their quest for...
With news of the 2015 Oscar winners still ringing in our ears, there is something about this time of year that makes watching a good film particularly satisfying. However, even amidst so many great new releases, there is nothing like sitting down and watching a true classic with the...
ESET researchers have discovered the biggest threat to industrial control systems since Stuxnet, Industroyer Industroyer is a sophisticated and extremely dangerous malware designed to disrupt critical industrial processes. ESET researchers analysed samples of the malware, detected by ESET as Win32/Industroyer, capable of performing an attack on power supply infrastructure. The...
Data has become the most valuable commodity in the world, the same way as oil was a century ago, and concerns are similar: most of the world’s data is in the hands of a few giants, namely Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and Apple. As their reach keeps expanding and profits...
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...
If you’re reading this article, it’s likely that you’re hoping for quick tips on what to do if you suspect there’s spyware or a tracker on your phone. If that is the case, you’re likely to be disappointed; there are no quick lists of things to identify or remove...
Kaspersky Lab expert have developed a decryption tool that can restore files for Polyglot Ransomware that disguises itself as CTB-Locker. Users that have suffered from Polyglot ransomware, also known as MarsJoke, can now restore their files thanks to the decryption tool. The Polyglot Trojan has been propagating via spam emails...
Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announces that it has signed up to Samsung Apps. The Samsung application store has started stocking Kaspersky Lab’s solutions for both smartphones and tablets - Kaspersky Mobile Security and Kaspersky Tablet Security. Since February 2012 these security solutions can...
Fraudsters are often relentless in their efforts to look for new methods to catch out the unwary. One of the latest is social engineering fraud, a fast-growing type of crime that can lead to devastating financial consequences for a business that is unprepared. Social engineering is a surprisingly simple concept...
“South Africa is really starting to feel the heat from cyber-attacks from across the globe,” begins Tanja Kokot, director at BroadVision Technologies. “Any organisation that wants to be effective at preventing cyber-attacks needs to look at each and every entity that handles their data. Just like a network, if you...
Accsys, a national provider of HR and payroll management solutions, will use the Securex 2008 Exhibition in June to launch PeopleWare Enterprise software.   This is the brand name of the complete Payroll, Human Resources, Time and Attendance and Access Control solution on a single database.    The company will also...
Although some organisations still feel that by digitising their businesses, they will be exposing themselves to cyber threats, on the contrary, one of the biggest benefits that forward-thinking organisations are reaping from their digital transformation initiatives, is security. Globally, most companies are forging ahead with their digital transformation initiatives, market...
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