Spam: the bane of the user’s existence and the cyber criminal’s friend. We’ve all, at some stage, received these unwanted emails advertising products and services we most certainly have no interest in. Early attempts at blocking spam in the early 2000s...
May 24, 2018 •
Security, Top Stories •
Comments Off on Fake Facebook sites account for 60% of social network phishing in early 2018
In the first quarter of 2018, Kaspersky Lab’s anti-phishing technologies prevented more than 3.7 million attempts to visit fraudulent social network pages of which 60% were fake Facebook pages. The results, according to the Kaspersky Lab report, ‘Spam and...
February 20, 2018 •
Security, Top Stories •
Comments Off on FIFA 2018 and Bitcoin among 2017’s main spam and phishing topics
On Tuesday 20 February 2018, a cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky Lab released its “Spam and phishing in 2017” report. The report revealed that cybercriminals have been following a global agenda and have been using hot topics such as FIFA 2018 and Bitcoin to...
Earlier this month, while the majority of South African business owners were still enjoying their summer holiday, the global technology industry suffered a rather devastating blow. Two major security vulnerabilities, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, were...
In the second quarter of 2016 the average level of spam emails in overall email traffic equaled 57.3%, according to the quarterly report on Spam and Phishing by Kaspersky Lab. This is a four percentage points increase compared to Q2 2015, and one percentage...
Kaspersky Lab experts found the first spam emails mentioning the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in early 2015, a year before the event is set to take place. The majority of spam emails are in English, but some are also in Portuguese because of the location...
March 26, 2014 •
Comments Off on Most spam in February targeted Valentine’s Day
According to Kaspersky Lab, a large portion of malicious attachments in February’s spam came in emails allegedly sent by women who wanted to make new friends in the run-up to Valentine’s Day. Some attackers went even further by trying to entice...
February 10, 2014 •
Comments Off on USA stays top of Spampionship’s Dirty Dozen nations
Sophos Naked Security blog today revealed the Dirty Dozen top spam-relaying nations, as it published the final “Spampionship” league table of 2013. Once again, it was the USA which earned the league’s top spot, generating 14.5 percent of the total...
November 25, 2013 •
Comments Off on Malware, spam, and phishing – most common threats to business
Attacks that employ a variety of malicious programmes, phishing attacks, and spam remain the cyber threats most frequently encountered by companies. At the same time, the volume of malicious attacks and spam has increased substantially in 2013, compared to...
November 19, 2013 •
Online & Social •
Comments Off on Microsoft unveils state-of-the-art Cybercrime Center
Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced the opening of the Microsoft Cybercrime Center, a center of excellence for advancing the global fight against cybercrime on its Redmond, Wash., campus in the United States. The Cybercrime Center combines Microsoft’s...
November 15, 2013 •
Comments Off on Stopping information overload in its tracks
It used to be said that the only certain things in life are death and taxes. I think most of us can add a third to that list: too much information. We are constantly connected, constantly reachable, and it becomes very difficult and time-consuming to filter...
March 8, 2013 •
Top Stories •
Comments Off on 12 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Online Security
At the RSA Conference in San Francisco last week, I got the chance to sit down with Stephen Cobb, a distinguished security researcher for the IT security company ESET. We talked about a lot of things, including Android security issues and how walled gardens...
January 8, 2013 •
Comments Off on 23 Business attitudes to IT Security
You are a businessman or an expert responsible for critical decisions related to IT security, but you have a tough schedule. You are hunting for any piece of information that will illuminate the latest trends and facilitate obtaining more expertise in this...
October 24, 2012 •
Comments Off on Cyber-crime costs South Africa R3.7 billion
Norton by Symantec has released the findings of its annual Norton Cybercrime Report, one of the world’s largest consumer cybercrime studies. The study is aimed at understanding how cybercrime affects consumers, and how the adoption and evolution of new...
September 7, 2012 •
Comments Off on Kaspersky Lab and Comztek create partnership in Namibia
Kaspersky Lab and Comztek have cemented their partnership agreement and as of 1 August 2012, Comztek will be the official distributor of all Kaspersky Lab products in Namibia. This follows the announcement made earlier this year around Comztek being...
August 16, 2012 •
Comments Off on Spam in mail traffic continues to fall
The proportion of spam in mail traffic continued to fall in Q2 2012, averaging 74.3%. This was a decrease of 2.3 percentage points compared to the previous quarter. In addition to seasonal factors this trend may also be related to the difficult economic...