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According to Check Point Software, 27% of companies worldwide have suffered attacks on their mobile devices, showing a clear upward trend of sixth generation attacks
The coronavirus breakout has exposed firms’ poor tech infrastructure in combing unforeseen calamities despite Kenya being one of Africa’s silicon savannah, experts have observed.
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Government, businesses and other organisations across South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Ethiopia are increasingly encouraging work-from-home strategies in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus.
Despite the benefits of a digital and always-connected business environment, cyber security risks have also evolved to become more sophisticated and increasingly pervasive. As such, traditional defensive measures are no longer adequate, resulting in the need to embrace more adaptive solutions, such as next-generation firewalls (NGFWs).
New research released by KnowBe4 finds that at least 65% of Internet users in Africa are concerned about cyber crime, but that the majority still fall victim to phishing emails and malware infections.
Investigation of botnet activity reveals that around 28% of attacks happened on weekends, with the share of attacks on Sundays growing by two and a half percentage points – reaching 13%.
Many organisations have tended to ignore certain elements of cybersecurity. However, ignorance in this instance is most certainly not bliss.
The countries attacked most often were South Africa, accounting for 58% of all attacks in the region, Kenya (10%) and Nigeria (4%).
The very factors that have helped to make Kenya such a motivated and major African player in the Digital Age have also made local organisations in the public and private sector vulnerable to security threats and compliance issues.
Kaspersky security researchers have reported on thousands of notifications of attacks on major banks located in the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region.
Kaspersky researchers detected a Trojan application that terrorizes users with unsolicited ads and boosts installations of online shopping applications –fooling both users and advertisers.
Kaspersky’s research of the RevengeHotels campaign aimed at the hospitality sector, has confirmed over 20 hotels in Latin America, Europe and Asia have fallen victim to targeted malware attacks.
Kaspersky Threat Intelligence Portal is a single point of access for the company’s threat intelligence, providing all cyberattack data and insights gathered by Kaspersky.
Criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their efforts to defraud customers, MTN South Africa warned on Monday. Click here to discuss this article.
As the festive season approaches, fraud incidences will increase as scammers continue to find new ways to circumvent security barriers and scam unsuspecting consumers of their hard-earned money.
Adobe exposed the data of 7.5 million of its creative software customers, a person familiar with the matter said, in the latest example of a company leaving consumer information visible on the Internet. Click here to discuss this article.
Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has recognised 43 students from 10 universities for exceptional skills at the Cyber Security Hackathon held at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi.
The South African Banking Risk Information Centre warned on Friday that local banks are under sustained distributed denial-of-service attacks, targeting “various public-facing services”. Click here to discuss this article.
The City of Johannesburg has taken its systems offline following a ransomware attack.
The group that has hacked the City of Johannesburg is demanding a ransom in bitcoin. Click here to discuss this article.
The City of Johannesburg said on Friday that it has detected a “network breach”, which resulted in unauthorised access to its information systems. Click here to discuss this article.
The new 5G security approach integrates and automates 5G network security by treating the entire network as a sensor.
Kaspersky honeypots – networks of virtual copies of various internet connected devices and applications – have detected 105 million attacks on IoT devices coming from 276,000 unique IP addresses in the first six months of the year.
Even though cyber security is a mission-critical part of ensuring business success in today’s digital environment, not many local companies are prioritising this. According to Zaheer Ebrahim – Presales Engineer at Trend Micro, more must be done to ensure systems are protected from attacks.
Botswana needs to train more personnel in the area of cyber security if the country is to eliminate cyber risk.
Most Fintech companies do not have proper defences in place to protect their services and their users against a data breach and the unregulated market doesn’t make it easier to secure the environment.
The number of phishing attacks targeting users of Mac computers, iOS-based mobile devices, and the associated web services ecosystem to lure them into fraudulent schemes has reached 1.6 million in the first half of 2019 (H1-19).
The local Namibian Chapter of ISACA, together with regional partners recently hosted a successful one-day conference on ‘navigating through uncertain times” in Windhoek .
According to Kaspersky, mobile apps are often the cause of unintentional data leakage.
Gartner estimates that by 2020, 100% of large enterprises will be asked to report to their boards of directors on cybersecurity and technology risk at least once a year.
Kaspersky researchers have identified a growth in the usage of cunning spam and phishing delivery technique.
Synology recently found that several users were under a ransomware attack, where admins’ credentials were stolen by brute-force login attacks, and their data was encrypted as a result.
IBM Security has announced the results of its annual study examining the financial impact of data breaches on organisations. According to the report, the cost of a data breach has risen 12% over the past 5 years and now costs $3.92 million on average globally.
Sophos research reveals IT managers are inundated with cyberattacks coming from all directions and are struggling to keep up due to a lack of security expertise, budget and up to date technology.
Incidents in public cloud infrastructure are more likely to happen because of a customer’s employees rather than actions carried out by cloud providers, according to a new Kaspersky report.
Kaspersky, a global cybersecurity company, and INTERPOL have signed a new five-year agreement to reinforce their collaboration in the fight against cybercrime around the world. This is the second agreement between the two parties following the first signed in 2014.
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, recently announced it has blocked 5 million attempted cyberattacks against IP cameras in just five months.