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Cybersecurity Africa

Financial Phishing Cyberattacks Significantly Increase in Kenya and Nigeria in Q2 of 2022

According to Kaspersky’s Financial Cyberthreats report, attacks in the financial sector are becoming increasingly corporate-oriented and shifting away from consumers. Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) Security Network data shows that the number of financial phishing attempts in the African regions increased significantly from...

SA’s Cybersecurity Professionals Feel They’re “Losing Ground” Against Cybercriminals – Study

Less than 40% of South African security operations (SecOps) professionals are very confident in their ability to adapt to new online threats, with 34% only somewhat confident. While 18% are not confident in their ability to deal with continuously...

Malware That Steals Credit Card Details Targets South African & Kenyan Gamers

In the first half of 2022, Kaspersky researchers detected increased activity of cybercriminals abusing gamers. Globally, the number of users attacked by malicious software, which gathers sensitive data and spreads under the guise of some of the most popular gaming...

Want to Be a Cybersecurity Expert? Kaspersky is Now Offering an Online Course

Developed by Kaspersky’s own cybersecurity specialists, the course aims to help businesses enhance or even build a security operations centre (SOC) from scratch - and improve SOC and security team skills in threat hunting, incident detection and investigation. The course...

Liquid Networks Launches DDoS Security for African Businesses

Liquid Networks, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, today announced the launch of its Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Secure offering to its customers. The solution is designed to proactively mitigate attacks by scrubbing traffic and blocking...

iPhone 14: Users Fall For Scams Ahead of the Release of Apple’s New Smartphone

Apple has confirmed the long-awaited new iPhone 14 will be announced to the public on the 7th of September during its global Apple Event in September. Cybersecurity experts at Kaspersky have already found numerous examples of phishing pages, offering to...

Decrypting Crypto’s Potential in Africa

Cryptocurrencies gained global traction during the pandemic, increasing exponentially and gaining an impressive foothold in Africa, says a policy brief released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). It also unearthed some impressive statistics – currently,...

Fraudsters Launch Phishing Attacks on Universities

With universities becoming more concerned about their networks’ cybersecurity, attackers find ways to breach these systems by targeting inattentive students, staff and professors. Experts from Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky highlight intensified phishing campaigns with fraudsters exploiting the names of some...

How AI & Machine Learning Can Provide Defense Against Cybercrime

Nowadays, threat actors are leaning on new tools and techniques to improve the efficiency of their attacks. Only artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning move quickly enough to defend organisations in this evolving cyber threat landscape. “In the past three...

Microsoft Office Vulnerabilities Used to Attack African Users – Report

Russia-based internet cybersecurity firm Kaspersky says that the number of exploits for vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Office suite increased globally compared to Q1 2022. In Q2 2022 these exploits accounted for 82% of the total number of exploits across...
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