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Posts Tagged ‘Ransomware’

  • Mellanox’ network adaptors address cloud performance concerns

    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...

  • Mellanox’ network adaptors address cloud performance concerns

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • HID Global announces new identity and access management platform in the cloud

    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...

  • Cybersecurity predictions for 2019 according to Panda Security Annual Report

    Protecting against identify theft

    March 21, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Protecting against identify theft

    Although stories of large-scale data breaches litter news headlines on a daily basis, we hear relatively few stories about individuals who fall victim to cybercrime, even though these attacks happen far more frequently. As the time we spend online increases...

  • The importance of insuring your digital life

    The importance of insuring your digital life

    February 23, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on The importance of insuring your digital life

    The world of interconnected devices known as the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to go mass market, with the smart devices market already worth tens of billions of Dollars annually. However, many consumers are rightfully concerned about how secure these...

  • Study: Over 50 percent of organisations hit by ransomware in 2017

    February 6, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Study: Over 50 percent of organisations hit by ransomware in 2017

    Sophos has announced the findings The State of Endpoint Security Today which shows the extent to which businesses are at risk of repeated ransomware attacks and are vulnerable to exploits. The survey polled more than 2,700 IT decision makers from mid-sized...

  • Cybersecurity – a digital growth enabler

    New Ransomware seeks to destroy your business

    February 5, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on New Ransomware seeks to destroy your business

    Ransomware – a type of malware that infiltrates and infects a user or company’s system and encrypts their data, holding the organisation to ransom until a large sum of money is paid in return for a decryption key to unlock it – is more pervasive...