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Mobile Malware Attacks Across Africa are on the Decline – Why It Isn’t a Good Thing

While analysing the threat landscape of African countries, Kaspersky experts saw a steady decline in attacks on mobile devices in the region, as cybercriminals consolidated their efforts to focus on more complicated, dangerous and profitable threats instead. These and...

35% of SAns Have Never Used Dating Apps Because They Fear Scammers

According to the findings of a study by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, dating app scammers pose a serious barrier to people wanting to use such services. In particular, 35% of respondents in South Africa are afraid to use them, as they...

South Africa Sees 42% Increase in Financial Malware in First Half of 2021

A combination of increasingly sophisticated propagation technologies and continued economic uncertainties resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have seen the number of financial malware attacks reported in South Africa during the first half of 2021 increase by more than 10,400...

SA Firms Struck by Massive $70-Million Ransomware Attack

Companies in 17 countries, including South Africa, the UK, Canada, Argentina, Mexico and Spain, have been struck by a mass ransomware attack exploiting multiple previously unknown vulnerabilities in IT management software made by Kaseya, an American software company that...

Inside the Mind of Cybercriminals – How Threat Actors Think

Cybercriminals come in many different flavours, but the majority of them are in it for one thing: financial pay-off. They want the money that comes with offering their tools or services, selling stolen data, extortion like ransomware or plain fraud....

New Malware Steals Facebook Credentials from African Mobile Users

Anti-fraud firm, Evina has revealed that a certain malware uses javascript to retrieve the login credentials of Facebook users. The company confirms that social media users in Africa are amongst those who have been targeted. This malware launches a browser...

Gaming-Related Web Attacks Jumped by More than 50% During Lockdown

Cybercriminals have been exploiting the increased popularity in video games during lockdown to launch attacks. In April, the daily number of blocked attempts to direct Kaspersky users to malicious sites increased by 54% when compared to January 2020. In addition,...

4 Reasons Why You Should Understand Your Location Settings

Smartphone users will often see the prompts about allowing a certain app to access location services. Often times these apps will request location access when a user is attempting to view a map or when a user wants to...

The 3 Solutions That Could Stop Future Ransomware Attacks

The profitability of deploying ransomware has led to an explosion of disastrous attacks on companies and institutions such as Boeing, Honda, Telefónica, San Francisco’s MTA, the UK’s National Health Service, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, and entire cities, such as...

6 Changes in Digital Privacy That Could Happen in the Near Future

Your data is now everywhere. Your phone. Your smartwatches. Your smart home. And if something goes just a little bit wrong – it could disappear in just one click. With digitalisation continuing to grow around the world, many services are...
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How is technology revolutionizing payment reconciliation for retailers?

As retailers expand into mid-market and beyond, the manual reconciliation of payments becomes increasingly complex and costly. With hundreds...
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