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Posts Tagged ‘cybercrime’

  • Zambia invests in fight against cybercrime

    March 2, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    With cybercrime increasing, the Zambia Information Communications Authority (ZICTA) announced on Thursday, that it was investing some ZMK 1.3 billion ($582 000) in battling online criminal activity. The money will go towards creating a Computer Incident...

  • Viruses – they’re not just for PCs anymore

    November 30, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Viruses – they’re not just for PCs anymore

    Viruses, malware, spyware and spam are all common terms in today’s connected world, and most users who access the Internet using a PC, laptop or notebook would not dream of doing so without some sort of security solution. Cybercrime has become the world’s...

  • 18% businesses may not survive major security breach

    October 10, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on 18% businesses may not survive major security breach

    Nearly one-fifth of IT professionals fear their businesses may never re-open for business or would fail shortly after a major security breach, as a direct consequence of that breach, a new survey shows. The IP EXPO security index survey was conducted among IT...

  • Don’t let a malware attack destroy your dream

    October 10, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Don’t let a malware attack destroy your dream

    It’s a well-known fact that small business owners put their blood, sweat and perhaps even a few tears into building their businesses. And with all this hard work it really is a dream come true to see it all paying off one day. But how many have stopped to...

  • Protecting vital info assets demands cyber approach

    September 29, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on Protecting vital info assets demands cyber approach

    Despite increasing concerns about the safeguarding of vital corporate and client information databases and a global drive towards stronger regulation regarding privacy, the vast majority of businesses have only limited capabilities in place to detect and...

  • Cybercrime tool Whaling takes over Phishing

    September 29, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on Cybercrime tool Whaling takes over Phishing

    IBM has released the results of the X-Force 2011 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report, which demonstrates the rapidly changing security landscape characterised by high-profile attacks, growing mobile vulnerabilities and more sophisticated threats such as...

  • Q&A: Cyber crime disrupts Africa’s online activity

    September 12, 2011 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Q&A: Cyber crime disrupts Africa’s online activity

    AVG, a global security company launched its AVG 2012 anti-virus product during a media function held today at the Melrose Arch, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Speaking to ITNewsAfrica, Peter Baxter, AVG VP for International Sales highlighted vital global...

  • Beware of Cybercriminals

    August 18, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Beware of Cybercriminals

    Today, we live in a connected world with complex security challenges. Technological innovations are fundamentally changing the way people live, work, play, share information and communicate with each other. Employees around the globe are now using business...

  • 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...