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Digital Payments: Survey Reveals 35% of South Africans Face Phishing Scams

According to the Kaspersky Digital Payment survey, 35% of respondents from South Africa faced phishing scams when using online banking or mobile wallet services. 43% have personally encountered fake websites, and 59% experienced scams (via texts or calls) using...

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...

The Mobile Malware Scourge Hits SA, Kenya & Nigeria

Internet security provider Kaspersky has blocked more than 206,000 mobile malware attacks across the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) region in just 6-months measured, between January to June 2021. Out of these attacks, a combined 30,000 originated from...

Here’s what can cause Airtime Theft in South Africa

Nearly 1.7 million mobile subscribers are infected with mobile malware in South Africa alone, reports 2019 data by mobile security company, Secure-D. According to the company, malware is the main culprit responsible for airtime theft and mobile ad fraud evident...

Echobot launches widespread attack against IoT devices

Check Point Research has published its latest Global Threat Index for August 2019. The Research team is warning organisations of a new variant of the Mirai IoT Botnet, Echobot, which has launched widespread attacks against a range of IoT...

Meet the Hackers: A series on mobile malware

Over the past year, every company in the world has experienced a mobile malware attack. Mobile malware has become a major concern for both consumers and organisations worldwide. Although much has been written about which mobile malwares are prevalent...

Android devices face a new threat

Kaspersky Lab has detected Triada, a new Trojan targeting Android devices that can be compared to Windows-based malware in terms of its complexity. It is stealthy, modular, persistent and written by very professional cybercriminals. Devices running the 4.4.4. and...

Mobile devices become the new target for malware attacks

According to the latest Kaspersky Lab Security Bulletin, the volume of spam emails in 2015 decreased to 55.28% of overall email traffic – a fall of 11.48% on the previous year. The significant slump in spam emails can be...

Top 10 tips on how to protect your device from malware

Mobile malware is on the increase and the purpose of almost all of it is to generate income for cybercriminals. Some malware can monitor devices for banking transactions, gathering sensitive details like passwords and account numbers. Quite common is malware...

South Africa’s Android device users beware

Mobile malware is on the rise and attackers have made the Android Operating System (OS) their number one target. With South Africa ranking amongst the top most affected countries in the world when it comes to incidents of mobile...
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