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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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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…

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Three’s a Crowd: Understaffing, Underinvestment and Human Errors put ICS Security in Key Verticals at Risk

Monitoring and timely responses to incidents on industrial networks should become key IT security priorities, along with educating and arming staff on how to minimise the risks to their business

According to Kaspersky Lab’s  (www.Kaspersky.co.za) State of Industrial Cybersecurity 2018’ survey, industrial and energy enterprises, as well as transport and logistics companies, have different opinions regarding the negative effects of cyberattacks on their industrial networks. But, when it comes to the issues affecting their ability to keep networks secure there…

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Kaspersky Lab boosts bug bounty program with new reward of $100,000 - in frame of its Global Transparency Initiative

This is a 20-fold increase on existing rewards, and is evidence of the company’s commitment to ensuring the complete integrity of its products and protection for customers

As part of its Global Transparency Initiative, Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) is extending its successful bug bounty program to include rewards of up to $100,000 for the discovery and responsible disclosure of severe vulnerabilities in some of its leading products. The opportunity to get this bounty is available to all members…

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Kaspersky Lab helps uncover vulnerabilities that make gas stations easy prey for hackers

Kaspersky Lab experts found the controller during unrelated research into devices with open connections to the internet

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) researchers have helped uncover a number of unknown vulnerabilities that have left gas stations around the world exposed to remote takeover, often for years. The vulnerabilities were found in an embedded gas station controller of which there are currently over 1,000 installed and online. The manufacturer was…

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Kaspersky Lab detects 360,000 new malicious files daily – up 11.5% from 2016

The number of daily detected malicious files reflects the average activity of cybercriminals involved in the creation and distribution of malware

The number of new malicious files processed by Kaspersky Lab’s in-lab detection technologies (www.Kaspersky.co.za) reached 360,000 a day in 2017, which is 11.5% more than the previous year. After a slight decrease in 2015, the number of malicious files detected every day is growing for the second year in the…