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Number of cyberattacks against organizations increases by 13%

Research from Orange Cyberdefense, Europe’s largest managed security services provider, today reveals that there has been a 13% increase in cyberattacks on enterprises over the past 12 months, with a rise in ransomware incidents and, for the first time,...

South Africa Ranked as 3rd Most Targeted Country by Ransomware

Over the last few years, the number of users encountering targeted ransomware - malware used to extort money from high-profile targets, such as corporations, government agencies, and municipal organisations - increased by 767%. This increase in targeted ransomware occurred alongside...

One-in-Three Ransomware Attacks Target Corporate Users

On May 12, 2017, the largest ransomware epidemic in history, WannaCry, reached its peak. Three years later, this and other ransomware threats are still affecting people and companies. Recent Kaspersky research has revealed that in 2019, WannaCry kept its position...

Beware of new malicious trojan doing the rounds

If you haven’t heard of it yet, then be on the lookout for this malevolent trojan currently doing the rounds. Emotet is reported to dwarf the impact of WannaCry and NotPetya which made headlines in 2018 for multimillion-dollar losses...

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...

26 percent of ransomware attacks now target business

According to a study by Kaspersky Lab, 26.2 percent of those targeted by ransomware were business users in 2017, compared to 22.6 percent in 2016. This is due in part to three unprecedented attacks targeting corporate networks that changed...

SA must invest in cyber security or risk being crippled

The spate of cyber-attacks such as the recent Petya ransomware and the related WannaCry a few months ago, have left many organisations in Europe and Asia crippled. The malicious software has spread through large firms leading to corporate data...

WannaCry and the issue of updates

It was basically only a question of time. Sooner or later, it was clear that cyber-criminals would get their hands on a security flaw that would help them start the scale of attack we saw recently. Nevertheless, its effects...
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