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Posts Tagged ‘Ransomware’

  • Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa to distribute Check Point Software

    Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa to distribute Check Point Software

    September 27, 2019 • Security, SoftwareComments Off on Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa to distribute Check Point Software

    Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa, value-added technology distributor has announced the appointment of Westcon-Comstor as a Check Point distributor for the Sub-Saharan African region. The appointment highlights further expansion of the Westcon-Comstor...

  • Smart TVs are vulnerable to cyberattacks.

    Smart TVs present a new way for hackers to break into homes

    August 8, 2019 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Smart TVs present a new way for hackers to break into homes

    Smart TVs are becoming increasingly popular, especially due to their high-resolution screens, cameras, microphones and numerous innovative features that are signed to streamline and improve the user experience. Statista reports that over 114 million smart TVs...

  • South Africa: City Power hit by ransomware

    South Africa: City Power hit by ransomware

    July 27, 2019 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa: City Power hit by ransomware

    On Thursday, 25 July 2019, Johannesburg residents woke up to bleak news that power utility, City Power had been hit by a ransomware attack. The power utility stated via Twitter that the attack has compromised its web server, databases, applications and...

  • What South African IT professionals thinks about security

    What South African IT professionals thinks about security

    July 26, 2019 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on What South African IT professionals thinks about security

    On Wednesday, 24 July 2019 Trend Micro and VMware in partnership with World Wide Worx released results of local independent security research. The State of Enterprise Security in South Africa 2019 reveals that businesses approach to IT security in a cloud and...

  • Fighting the new heist frontiers of cyberspace with multi-faceted solutions

    Understanding a cybercrook’s thinking to make people your first defence against phishing

    March 22, 2019 • Security, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Understanding a cybercrook’s thinking to make people your first defence against phishing

    Ransomware attacks worldwide rose by 350 per cent from 2016 to 2017 says a recent special report by SC Magazine sponsored by Cofense, a provider of intelligent phishing defence solutions. “Security pros constantly invent better mousetraps, but the mice...

  • Fighting the new heist frontiers of cyberspace with multi-faceted solutions

    Hidden malware: exposed!

    March 1, 2019 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on Hidden malware: exposed!

    Cybersecurity continues to climb the priority list for organisations of all sizes and, with things changing as quickly as they do and new threats being introduced daily, not to mention attackers continuously evolving their approaches, it’s difficult to keep...

  • Malicious crypto-mining increased by over 83 percent in 2018

    Malicious crypto-mining attacks increased by over 83 percent in 2018

    January 8, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Malicious crypto-mining attacks increased by over 83 percent in 2018

    The global outbreak in malicious cryptocurrency mining that unfolded in 2018 saw the number of attacks increase by more than 83%, with over five million users attacked online in the first three quarters of the year, compared to 2.7 million over the same...

  • WannaCry ransomware is still affecting almost 75,000 users

    WannaCry ransomware is still affecting almost 75,000 users

    November 16, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on WannaCry ransomware is still affecting almost 75,000 users

    One and a half years after its epidemic, WannaCry ransomware tops the list of the most widespread cryptor families and the ransomware has attacked 74,621 unique users worldwide. These attacks accounted for 28.72% of all users targeted by cryptors in Q3 2018....

  • Why the FinTech sector above all others must embrace hyper-availability

    Are businesses keeping pace with the speed of threat evolution?

    October 29, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Are businesses keeping pace with the speed of threat evolution?

    It’s been a year since the private personal data of almost 60 million South Africans was compromised when a database named ‘masterdeeds’ was leaked publicly online, exposing ID numbers, contact details, addresses, and income estimates. But,...

  • What to know before giving into ransom demands

    What to know before giving into ransom demands

    October 18, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on What to know before giving into ransom demands

    Despite small and medium enterprises (SMEs) becoming increasingly popular targets for cybercriminals, many remain completely unprotected in this regard. As a result, when faced with a ransomware attack, there is often a lack of preparation and awareness...

  • Robert Lipovsky unpacks popular cyber threats

    Interview: Senior Malware Researcher at ESET unpacks popular cyber threats

    September 11, 2018 • People, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Senior Malware Researcher at ESET unpacks popular cyber threats

    Cybercrime remains a looming threat in the ICT sector and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Cybercriminals continue to find new and sophisticated ways to override security protocols for malicious purposes. In 2017, we saw the rise of ransomware as...

  • No environment is immune to cyber attacks-Check Point study reveals

    Check Point Software continues to invest and grow in Africa

    September 7, 2018 • East Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Check Point Software continues to invest and grow in Africa

    Check Point Software, a provider of cyber-security solutions globally, is bringing together top industry thought leaders at Check Point Experience (CPX) in Johannesburg today. As the African enterprises and governments are an increasing target for...

  • No environment is immune to cyber attacks-Check Point study reveals

    Network Security 101: Cyber security basics

    August 15, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Network Security 101: Cyber security basics

    Cyber Security Basics Our Network 101 mini-series covers of cybersecurity basics to help you understand one of the biggest threats facing business today –and what you can do about it. If you think your business is too small to matter to hackers, think...

  • The Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) was established by the IMF's Executive Board in May 2015

    Data Breaches vs. Ransomware: What’s the Difference?

    June 23, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Data Breaches vs. Ransomware: What’s the Difference?

    It is clear that South African organisations are at risk from the same cyber-attacks that affect major global economies. The cyber threat landscape is constantly evolving in order to get around existing defence mechanisms. Cybercriminals are now using hacking...

  • 2019 cybercrime and financial trends

    A new malware is making its mark in Africa

    June 8, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on A new malware is making its mark in Africa

    There’s a new cyber threat on the block, and it’s sneakier than anything we’ve seen before – undoubtedly the reason why it’s the malware of choice for hackers across Africa right now. In fact, though crypto-mining malware is...

  • Festive fraud: this time it's personal

    Limiting the ransomware threat

    April 3, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Limiting the ransomware threat

    Ransomware attacks, where a hacker uses malware that encrypts or locks an individual or businesses valuable files and systems, then demands a random to unlock them, is on the rise. These attacks have become commonplace, adding one more reason why consumers...