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Cybercrime Trends

Cybersecurity Experts Uncover APT Campaign Targeting APAC Government Entities

Kaspersky researchers have discovered a persistent campaign compromising a specific type of secure USB drive, used to provide encryption for safe data storage. Dubbed 'TetrisPhantom,' this espionage effort targets government entities in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC) and shows no...

What Happens When Cybercriminals Impersonate CEOs?

Traditional payment fraud has been rife for some time, where the cybercriminal impersonates the CEO, or other senior members of staff, to convince the finance department to make an urgent payment to either a new supplier or update their...

Top 4 Most Trending Stories – Week in Review

As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. Load shedding hits South Africa this week as users across the country scramble to understand their load shedding schedules. Following this,...

Targeted Malware is Raging Across South Africa, Kenya & Nigeria

According to the latest research of internet security firm Kaspersky on threat landscape trends, South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria are facing dramatic changes in the landscape. While regular, self-propagating malware is decreasing dramatically, as it is no longer effective and...

3 Most Common Cyberscams that Compromise Business Emails

Online security firm Kaspersky reports that its cybersecurity experts are increasingly observing BEC (Business Email Compromise) attacks online. Between May and July 2021, Kaspersky says that its security products prevented more than 9,500 BEC attacks globally, including those against businesses...

Vodacom Partners With Trend Micro Expanding its Cybersecurity Offerings

Vodacom Business has announced a partnership with IT security firm Trend Micro. The partnership will see Vodacom Business' security solutions expanded to offer Trend Micro's Worry-Free Services. "When combined with vulnerabilities from organisations shifting rapidly to digitalisation and remote working...

5.8-Million Attacks Detected in Malware Disguised as PC Games

Over 5.8 million attacks by malware and unwanted software disguised as popular PC games were detected and prevented by Kaspersky and its cybersecurity solutions globally from Q3 2020 to Q2 2021. This increased volume may be connected to the rapid...

Top 5 Tips for Women to Build a Career in Cybersecurity

Representation of women in the cybersecurity industry has grown over the past years and, while this is positive, there is still room for improvement. Growth and success in this area require that everyone work together to amplify each other,...

The Average Data Breach Costs Over $4-Million in 2021

According to data presented by Atlas VPN, the average financial damages caused by a data breach increased by nearly 10% year over year to $4.24 million in 2021. This is the highest spike since 2015. A data breach can have...

Using AI to Beat Cybercriminals at their Own Game

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is a powerful technology, and because of this, it holds great potential for exploitation by cybercriminals. Considering this, the only way that security leaders can stay ahead of bad actors is by gaining a true understanding...
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Huawei’s IP Service Partner of the Year: Africa Connect 2024

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