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  • Top 10 IT high risk countries

    August 15, 2011 • Lists, SecurityComments Off on Top 10 IT high risk countries

    After analysing vast numbers of IT threats during the second quarter of 2011, Kaspersky Lab’s experts identified a number of important trends. Navigating the web remains the riskiest activity on the Internet with malicious URLs that serve exploit kits,...

  • Kaspersky blocks over 240-million attacks

    July 11, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky blocks over 240-million attacks

    Security experts at Kaspersky Lab present their monthly report about malicious activity on users’ computers and on the Internet. June 2011 in figures The following statistics were compiled in June using data from computers running Kaspersky Lab products:...

  • Addressing the security needs of Africa

    July 11, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Addressing the security needs of Africa

    Access to the Internet is a rapidly growing commodity and as connectivity continues to improve on the continent, greater numbers of users in Africa are joining the cyberworld. In fact, according to the latest statistics from Internet World Stats, almost 120...

  • Trends in cyber security for 2011

    March 18, 2011 • FeaturesComments (1)

    As more and more people around the world become part of the global network that is the Internet, the number and variety of cyber threats increases correspondingly. And as cyber security evolves to meet the changing nature of these threats, so too do the...

  • How valuable is your stolen data?

    March 15, 2011 • SecurityComments (1)

    Modern cybercrime has become so profitable that it is now comparable to other organised illegal activities, such as drug and weapons trafficking, in terms of monies gained and laundered. No matter how worthless users’ personal data or online accounts may...

  • Cybercrime Outlook 2020

    February 21, 2011 • SecurityComments (1)

    Kaspersky Lab has released its forecast for the IT threat landscape for this decade (2011 – 2020). Kaspersky bases this forecast on an analysis of the main changes and issues in the sphere of IT security over the past decade, as well as emerging trends...

  • Summit on Cybercrime Opens in Abuja

    November 30, 2010 • SecurityComments Off on Summit on Cybercrime Opens in Abuja

    THE first West African Cyber Crime Summit (WACCS) opens today (Tuesday) in Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital. The two-day summit brings together participants from across the West African sub region and beyond. The summit builds on the West Africa...

  • Cybercrime strikes more that two-thirds of internet users

    November 15, 2010 • SecurityComments (1)

    The next time you surf the Internet, consider this: You might be just one click away from becoming the next cybercrime victim. A study released from security software maker Norton reveals the staggering prevalence of cybercrime: Two-thirds (65 percent) of...

  • Experts lament rising security threats in Nigeria

    June 3, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Experts lament rising security threats in Nigeria

    EXPERTS have called for improved security systems to stem the menace of cyber crime in Nigeria. Experts who spoke at the just concluded CTO forum in Lagos, said improved security was a prerequisite for wooing investors both locally and internationally, even...

  • Cisco Cybercrime showcase

    March 15, 2010 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco Cybercrime showcase

    Cisco’s latest Annual Security Report for 2009 focuses on the impact of social media on network security. It also looks at the latest trends in cloud computing, spam prevention and reveals this year’s cybercrime “winners”. Philippe Roggeband,...

  • Cybercrime on increase ahead of the World Cup

    March 12, 2010 • SecurityComments (1)

    Three months before the World Cup, internet or cybercrimes are reported to be on the increase in South Africa...

  • Symantec launches website to track World Cup scams

    February 10, 2010 • SecurityComments (4)

    Symantec Corp. today announced it will be tracking malicious activity on the Internet relating to the soccer World Cup, which starts on June 11. On its dedicated Web site, www.2010netthreat.com, Symantec will provide data, commentary, safety tips and useful...

  • Be smart – don’t let cybercrime catch you out

    January 6, 2010 • SecurityComments (1)

    Cybercrime, by definition, is any form of criminal activity that takes place within the realms of cyberspace. This type of crime is rife and is ever on the increase, with cybercriminals constantly coming up with new ways to take advantage of unwary internet...

  • Cybercrime – the syndicates of the 21st century

    October 28, 2009 • SecurityComments Off on Cybercrime – the syndicates of the 21st century

    Many people think of viruses as a nuisance, and while they are aware of the threats they believe that ordinary anti-virus software will protect them from the ever-increasing number of attacks in the form of phishing (the criminally fraudulent process of...

  • Cybercrime remains huge technology threat for Nigeria

    December 5, 2008 • SecurityComments Off on Cybercrime remains huge technology threat for Nigeria

    CYBER crime remains the biggest challenge to Nigeria’s growing information technology, experts have warned. Among other computer-generated crimes Nigeria is faced with is internet lottery scams. Online visa applications and banking are also targets of...

  • 419 scam hits Kenya

    October 7, 2008 • SecurityComments Off on 419 scam hits Kenya

    Kenyans have not been spared by cyber crooks, an increase in fraud has been witnessed and the victims have lost heavily...