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SneakyPastes: basic but effective operation by Gaza Cybergang hits Middle East related targets in 39 countries

The campaign, named SneakyPastes made use of disposable email addresses to spread the infection through phishing

In 2018, the Gaza Cybergang, now known to comprise several groups of varying sophistication launched a cyberespionage operation targeting individuals and organisations with a Middle-Eastern political interest. The campaign, named SneakyPastes made use of disposable email addresses to spread the infection through phishing, before downloading the malware in chained stages…

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Kaspersky Lab Secures Most TOP3 Placements among Competitors in its Annual Metric for 2018

The TOP3 rating is an annual assessment of the performance of cybersecurity vendors in a range of the sector’s most demanding independent tests

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) has maintained its place at the top of the TOP3 metric for consumer and corporate cybersecurity, after achieving a TOP3 place in 77 of 88 different independent tests globally during 2018. The ranking underlines how its portfolio continues to outperform the competition – which included the world’s…

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The number of mobile malware attacks doubles in 2018, as cybercriminals sharpen their distribution strategies

Nigeria climbs from fifth place in 2017 to third in 2018

Four African countries made the list in terms of top 10 countries by share of users attacked by mobile malware; Nigeria climbs from fifth place in 2017 to third in 2018. Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) researchers have seen the number of attacks using malicious mobile software nearly double in just a…

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Kaspersky Lab announces 4% revenue growth to $726 million in 2018

The leading multinational cybersecurity vendor continues to deliver stable and positive dynamics

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) continued to deliver stable growth in 2018 and increased its global unaudited IFRS revenue to a total of USD 726 million*, representing a 4% YOY revenue increase. During a year of evolving market conditions and continuous geopolitical pressure, the company achieved success as a result of the…

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Romantic Phishing is on the Rise – How Not to Lose Your Money While Losing Your Heart

Phishing is one of the most popular and easiest social engineering techniques to exploit online users

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.com) experts have detected a sharp increase in phishing activities from criminals offering users various romantic goods on the eve of St. Valentine’s Day. The total number of user attempts to visit fraudulent websites with a romantic theme that were detected and blocked during the first half of…

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From geeky tech to popular payment method: Kaspersky Lab finds one-in-ten people now use cryptocurrency

However, cybercriminals are also embracing this trend by targeting cryptocurrency exchanges and modifying old threats to attack investors

Cryptocurrency, often associated with ‘geeks’ or those looking to raise cash quickly, has turned into a popular payment method. According to a recent report from Kaspersky Lab (https://bit.ly/2Spbz7T), one-in-ten people (13%) have now used it to make a purchase. However, cybercriminals are also embracing this trend by targeting cryptocurrency exchanges and modifying old…

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Kaspersky Lab shares Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) 2018 Financial Insights and Predictions for 2019

Kaspersky Lab recorded a 4-fold increase in cryptomining attacks in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region from 3.5 million in 2017 to 13 million in 2018

The past year has been extremely eventful in terms of the digital threats faced by financial institutions: cybercrime groups have used new infiltration techniques, and the geography of attacks has become more extensive. According to the KSN statistics by Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.com), the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region…

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International study shows that people and organisations don’t fully trust anyone when it comes to their online data

From cybercriminals to their own government, employers and even family, people worry about who could access their online life

A new study of mid-size businesses and consumers reveals that many are confused and lack trust when it comes to the privacy and security of their online data and behaviour. The research, which covered six countries in Europe and North America, found that people worry that hackers, their own and…

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Protect your connected lifestyle with adaptive security: Kaspersky Lab launches new generation of beyond-AV consumer solutions in Nigeria

Kaspersky Lab has updated its key range of solutions for home users, designed to safeguard everything that is valuable to them

In the modern world, people are making an everyday compromise between the opportunity to constantly stay connected, or preserve their privacy. The more people use different internet services, the more difficult it is for them to keep their personal information confidential. Moreover, maintaining a mobile lifestyle requires users to be…

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Kaspersky Lab’s latest Parental Control report reveals children’s online activities in Nigeria

The research revealed that children spent more time on YouTube– in particular, showing an increased interest in Netflix and o2tvseries.com for movies and series

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) has revealed the online activities of children across Nigeria, based on statistics from the company’s Parental Control modules. The research has revealed what children in the region watched, listened to, purchased and searched for online. The report (https://Securelist.com/kids-summer-threats/87678/) shows anonymised statistics on websites visited from Windows PCs…