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Beware: Valentine’s Day Phishing Schemes on the Rise

With Valentine’s Day approaching on Wednesday, the usage of dating websites and applications is expected to surge as lonely singles seek to make connections and find romantic partners to share the special day with. However, this year, cybercriminals are...

5 cybersecurity trends SA businesses must watch in 2024

South Africa’s cybersecurity landscape is growing more hazardous, with the country emerging as the hub of cybercrime in Africa, according to a recent Interpol report. It’s essential for local businesses to track trends that shape the sector as cyber...

The Current & Future State of Smart OT Security

It’s no surprise that security and network professionals working in operational technology (OT) environments are eager to take advantage of the emerging capabilities of digital transformation. Adopting modern technologies like cloud computing, machine automation, and the Internet of Things (IoT) across the industrial...

Malware That Can Take Over Computers is Skyrocketing in Africa

According to data collected by Russia-based cybersecurity provider Kaspersky, the number of backdoor computer malware detected in Q2 2022 for corporate users in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria has significantly increased compared to the previous quarter. Currently, numbers are hitting...

Ransomware: The Threat that Lies in Wait

There can be no doubt that ransomware attacks are on the rise across the globe. A simple online search will reveal thousands of statistics in this regard, and South Africa is no exception. What is also clear from numerous examples...

How to Secure Your Remote Work Environment from Cybersecurity Threats

Cybersecurity threats are at an all-time high. With organizations increasingly employing hybrid work models, it has become more vital than ever to educate employees on the various cybersecurity risks that come with a distributed work environment. In a hybrid work...

Understanding the Risks to Cryptocurrency Trading

Alongside self-fertilizing crops and low-carbon shipping, cryptocurrencies have made the World Economic Forum (WEF) list of top tech trends in 2022 bolstered by research by the Thomson Reuters Foundation that describes it as moving from the ‘fringes of finance...

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...

Watch out for this credential-stealing Microsoft Exchange add-on

Kaspersky has uncovered a previously unknown IIS module (a piece of software aimed at providing additional features to Microsoft web servers) they have since dubbed Owowa that steals credentials entered by a user when logging into Outlook Web Access...

ITC Secure and Cassava Technologies Announce Security Partnership

ITC Secure (ITC), a leading advisory-led cyber security services company and a Microsoft Gold cyber security partner, and Cassava Technologies (CassavaTechnologies.com), the pan-African technology leader, announced today that they have entered into a Joint Venture (JV) to build and...
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