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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...

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...

Phantom menace: mobile banking Trojan modifications reach all-time high

Mobile banking Trojans hit the list of cyber-headaches in Q2 2018. The number of installation packages for mobile banking – modifications which help attackers avoid detection by security solutions and to expand their arsenal – peaked at over 61,000....

Security threats rank as top reason not to use illegal software

Computer users cite the risk of security threats from malware as the top reason not to use unlicensed software. Among their specific concerns are intrusions by hackers and loss of data. Yet 34 percent of the software installed on...

Kaspersky Lab obtains patent for detecting malware

Kaspersky Lab has obtained a patent for a method of detecting malware that has been masked by rootkits – special programmes capable of altering the outcomes of system functions. Patent no. 8677492 issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office describes the...

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...

Cyber crooks eye Android

In a short space of time, Android has claimed the lion’s share of the mobile market - in fact more than 900 million Android mobile devices have now been activated. Unfortunately, this popularity has put a large target on...

Espionage fanning the Flame of cyber crime

African countries are not immune to the activities of cyber criminals and should take cognisance of the threat represented by the Flame virus, one of the more sinister forms of attack in existence globally. Security software experts describe Flame as a...

Top 10 IT high risk countries

After analysing vast numbers of IT threats during the second quarter of 2011, Kaspersky Lab’s experts identified a number of important trends. Navigating the web remains the riskiest activity on the Internet with malicious URLs that serve exploit kits, bots,...

Identity-theft surges in downturn

Research by Panda Security, the global IT security vendor, has revealed that the number of users affected by malware designed for identity theft has increased 600% so far this year with respect to the same period in 2008. Most...
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