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  • Old IoT vulnerabilities – a botnet gift that keeps on giving

    Old IoT vulnerabilities – a botnet gift that keeps on giving

    January 11, 2019 • Internet of Things, SecurityComments Off on Old IoT vulnerabilities – a botnet gift that keeps on giving

    The first thing anyone purchasing any device that connects to the Internet should do upon switching it on for the first time is to update it immediately. If you don’t, you risk having it hijacked by a botnet. So says Bryan Hamman, territory manager for...

  • Preventing your network from becoming a Botnet

    Preventing your network from becoming a Botnet

    September 7, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Preventing your network from becoming a Botnet

    Botnets are large volumes of distributed networked computers and devices that have been taken over by a cybercriminal. Botnets, also referred to as bots, are usually taken over by malicious software to enable remote control by a threat actor. They are set up...

  • Your digital identity could be on sale for less than $50

    Botnet activity in H1 2018: Multifunctional bots becoming more widespread

    August 31, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Botnet activity in H1 2018: Multifunctional bots becoming more widespread

    Kaspersky Lab researchers have published a report on botnet activity in the first half of 2018, analysing more than 150 malware families and their modifications circulating through 60,000 botnets around the world. One of the most remarkable things uncovered...

  • Cybersecurity predictions for 2019 according to Panda Security Annual Report

    ESET, Microsoft and FBI take down cybercrime operation

    December 5, 2017 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on ESET, Microsoft and FBI take down cybercrime operation

    On Tuesday 5 December 2017, security researchers at ESET, in collaboration with Microsoft and law enforcement agencies – the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Interpol, Europol, and other stakeholders in cybersecurity – revealed that they have taken...

  • Botnet Malware: Robots you want to avoid

    November 4, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Botnet Malware: Robots you want to avoid

    Malware has been around in some form for over 40 years, but the use of malware to take control of a group of computers that are then organised into something called a botnet is more than a 21st century phenomenon, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO of ESET...

  • Cyber-crime: How it makes criminals filthy rich

    April 23, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber-crime: How it makes criminals filthy rich

    During Kaspersky Lab’s annual Security Analysis Summit held in Budapest, Hungary, the Enterprise and Online security experts focussed on cyber-criminals and where their riches come from – often at very low risk to the perpetrators. Stefan Tanase, Senior...

  • South Africans “third most likely” to fall for online scams-study

    Microsoft Cybercrime centre to benefit Africa

    December 6, 2013 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft Cybercrime centre to benefit Africa

    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...

  • Spam declined by 4.4% over December

    January 24, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Spam declined by 4.4% over December

    Kaspersky Lab has announced the publication of its spam report for December 2011. The last month of the year was predictably quiet – compared to November the share of spam in email traffic fell 4.4% and averaged 76.2% for the month. The lull in business in...

  • Spam not down since Rustock closed

    May 16, 2011 • SecurityComments (1)

    The cracking, and closure, of the Rustock botnet in March this year did not impact spam traffic as much as other closures have in the past year. According to Kaspersky Lab, last year’s Pushdo, Cutwail and Bredolab closures, whereby the quantity of spam...

  • Spam botnets rally after Rustock closure

    March 30, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on Spam botnets rally after Rustock closure

    According to Symantec, in the March edition of the MessageLabs spam report, global spam levels fell by 33 percent when the Rustock botnet was dismantled in mid-March. However, the Bagle botnet quickly filled the void, together with a number of other spam...