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26% of SA SMBs Launched New Products During the Pandemic – Study

When the pandemic had just started in March 2020, developing new products was a way to respond to the uniquely challenging situation for 26% of small and medium companies surveyed in South Africa, according to a recent Kaspersky study. The...

Over 1,500 Malicious Resources Are Targeting Potential Crypto Investors in Africa

Globally, cryptocurrency mining malware wreaked havoc in 2018, infecting more than five million people in the first three quarters of that year. Recent Kaspersky’s research shows that in some African countries, the threat of malicious crypto miners remains prevalent. Currently, in...

5000 Attack Attempts in 22 Countries Due to REvil Ransomware Campaign

On 2 July 2021, it became known that the REvil ransomware gang perpetrated a large attack against Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and their clients around the world. The far-reaching attack affected firms across 22 countries, including South Africa, the...

Almost 50% of South Africans Will Avoid a Service Provider Following a Data Breach, Research Shows

Nearly half of South African consumers (46%) would walk away from an online service provider if it suffered any form of data breach, according to a global study by Kaspersky. The idea of avoidable data misuse is likely to incur...

How Cybercriminals are Using the PS5 to Scam Internet Users

Cybercriminals are becoming more and more interested in the PlayStation 5, according to research from Kaspersky. In the period of July – September 2020, almost 150 suspicious web resources around the world included the word ‘PlayStation’ in their names. The phishing...

South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria Suffer 28 Million Malware Attacks

More than 28 million malware attacks have been recorded in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria so far this year, according to research from Kaspersky, as well as 102 million detections of 'grey zone' software or potentially unwanted programs (PUAs). PUAs...

DDoS Attacks Triple in 2020, According to Research

The number of DDoS attacks in Q2 of 2020 has increased three-fold in comparison to the same quarter in 2019, according to a report from Kaspersky. Kaspersky experts believe the rise in malicious activity can be attributed to the impact...

Kaspersky Extends Reach to West Africa

Kaspersky has partnered with Pan-African distributor company, First Distribution, to expand its security software portfolio into West Africa. First Distribution currently distributes Kaspersky in Southern Africa and East Africa. The addition of the new territory means it now covers the...

41% of Parents are Suspicious of their Children’s Social Media

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has forced families to spend their free time mostly at home. Staying at home usually also means spending much time using different Internet-connected devices. For clear reasons, children’s growing online activity can cause lots of...

Kaspersky Innovation Hub Creates First Blockchain-Based Voting Machine

Polys, a project from Kaspersky Innovation Hub which is developing a secure online voting platform for businesses, universities and political parties has revealed its new prototype for the Polys Voting Machine. This new machine is the first of its kind...
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Global Strategic Alliance to Deliver Comprehensive Cyber Resiliency

Kyndryl and Veeam Software have established a strategic alliance aimed at delivering resilient services to customers globally. This partnership integrates...
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