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Posts Tagged ‘cyber threat’

  • Attackers exploit flaw in GDPR-themed WordPress plugin to hijack websites

    Attackers exploit flaw in GDPR-themed WordPress plugin to hijack websites

    December 7, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Attackers exploit flaw in GDPR-themed WordPress plugin to hijack websites

    Attackers have been exploiting a security weakness in a GDPR compliance plugin for WordPress to seize control of vulnerable websites, according to a blog post by Defiant, which makes Wordfence security plugins for the web publishing platform. Importantly, the...

  • IT News Africa: Top Stories of The Week

    IT News Africa: Top Stories of The Week

    August 17, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of The Week

    This week was yet again filled with tech news stories that grabbed the headlines both across Africa and around the world. From new innovations and digital transformation, growing economies to emerging startups, here is a round up of some of the popular...

  • What are the best practices to ensure an effective data backup strategy?

    Cyber and digital skills top growth threats to private business

    June 19, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber and digital skills top growth threats to private business

    Research conducted among 722 private business owners reveals that technology and digital skill threats loom large on the horizon. The PwC’s 21st Annual Global CEO survey shows that a third (39%) of private business leaders cite cyber threats as the...

  • 2018 is the 'Year of the Next-Gen cyberattack'-Carbon Black report

    Using cyber intelligence to catch cybercriminals

    January 19, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Using cyber intelligence to catch cybercriminals

    The story of a local bank being taken for R300 million by cyber criminals who had 100 people withdrawing money from ATMs in Japan made the headlines. But South African companies, unlike their US counterparts, are not required by law to report cases of cyber...

  • Top 5 Cyber threats every security leader must know about

    October 2, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Top 5 Cyber threats every security leader must know about

    Networks are evolving at an unprecedented rate. Physical and virtual environments, private and public clouds, and a growing array of Internet of Things (IoT) and endpoint devices are all dramatically expanding the potential attack surface. Protecting highly...

  • Kaspersky Lab and ITU research reveals new advanced cyber threat

    May 28, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab and ITU research reveals new advanced cyber threat

    Kaspersky Lab announces the discovery of a highly sophisticated malicious program that is actively being used as a cyber weapon attacking entities in several countries. The complexity and functionality of the newly discovered malicious program exceed those of...