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Kaspersky Records Over 2 Million Phishing Attacks in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria in H1 2021 and Spam Email Still a Threat

Phishing attacks across the continent have baited unsuspecting victims into handing over bank information, ID numbers, and more

There was a reduction in the number of phishing attacks recorded and blocked by Kaspersky (www.Africa.Kaspersky.com)in South Africa (17% decline), Kenya (48% decline), and Nigeria (13% decline) for the first half of this year when compared to the same period in 2020. While the decline does suggest and support research…

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Kaspersky Detects Over 1,500 Fraudulent Global Resources Targeting Potential Crypto Investors and Highlights the Threat of Malicious Crypto Miners in Africa

Kaspersky’s research shows that in some African countries, the threat of malicious crypto miners, remains prevalent

Since the beginning of 2021, Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.com) has detected more than 1,500 fraudulent global resources aimed at potential crypto investors or users who are interested in cryptocurrency mining. During this period, the company also prevented more than 70,000 user attempts globally, to visit such sites¹. The most common schemes used…

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29% of corporate users in Kenya experienced financial malware attacks in the first half of 2021

Simply put, organisations in Kenya have become susceptible to financial malware as more employees work outside the relative safety of the corporate network

Although Kaspersky’s (https://africa.Kaspersky.com) research shows that the overall number of financial malware attacks in Kenya has decreased in the first half of 2021, when compared to the same period in 2020, 29.3% of the 7 962 attacks recorded in the country targeted corporate users, which is a cause for concern,…

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Kaspersky strengthens West African footprint

Kaspersky has partnered with value-added distributor DataGroupIT who will provide the global cybersecurity company with access to new markets in Nigeria and Ghana

As part of its strategy to grow its business in West Africa, Kaspersky (https://africa.kaspersky.com) has partnered with value-added distributor DataGroupIT who will provide the global cybersecurity company with access to new markets in Nigeria and Ghana. “DataGroupIT is a well-known distributor in Africa with a clear value-add when it comes…

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Kaspersky Security Bulletin: Economic uncertainty set to shape 2021 cybercrime agenda in Africa

Adding further pressure to this melting pot of cyberattacks is an expected rise, along with changes in strategy, in Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs)

Kaspersky (https://africa.kaspersky.com/) experts expect growing economic turbulence along with the impact of COVID-19 to contribute to an increase in cybercrime across South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria this year. Growth in cybercrime “Even though every country globally has had to deal with the pandemic in its own way, developing economies across…

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One in 10 employees enjoy working from home in the nude

Speaking of the opportunities opened up by working from home in South Africa, 15% of respondents said they liked working without clothes

People working from home during the pandemic have discovered some guilty pleasures that they would now like to keep, according to a new global research (https://bit.ly/33OXnZC) commissioned by Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.com), which studied the behaviors of 8,000 SMB workers. Speaking of the opportunities opened up by working from home in South…

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Kaspersky warns of top IT security threats in Africa

In South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria, APT groups are exploiting the current uncertainty around COVID-19 to steal sensitive information

Despite research showing an overall decrease in certain malware families and types in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in H1 2020 (36% decrease in South Africa, 26% decrease in Kenya and a 2.7% decrease in Nigeria), Kaspersky (https://africa.Kaspersky.com) stresses that the human cyber threat remains rife, where Africa is not immune to…

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Modern children and where to find them: 79% of Nigerian parents do not track their children’s location

Nowadays there is another opportunity to monitor the child’s whereabouts – to track the location of them using special software

Parents have always managed to set geographical boundaries – where their children could go and where they could not – back in time. Nowadays there is another opportunity to monitor the child’s whereabouts – to track the location of them using special software. Yet, according to Kaspersky’s (https://africa.Kaspersky.com) special survey…

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The year of social distancing or social engineering? Phishing goes targeted and diversifies during COVID-19 outbreak with 2 million attacks in Q2 in Africa

Security solutions have detected 2,023,501 phishing attacks in South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, Rwanda and Ethiopia

Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) analysis has revealed that phishing attacks are becoming increasingly more targeted. A number of new tricks have also been found - from HR dismissal emails to attacks disguised as delivery notifications. As a result of such tendencies, security solutions have detected 2,023,501 phishing attacks in South Africa, Kenya,…

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New Kaspersky Threat Attribution Engine connects new attacks to APT groups in seconds

Kaspersky Threat Attribution Engine is designed to be deployed on a customer’s network, “on premise”, rather than in a third-party cloud environment

Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) has released its new threat intelligence solution aimed at helping SOC analysts and incident responders attribute malware samples to previously revealed APT groups. Using its proprietary method, Kaspersky Threat Attribution Engine matches a discovered malicious code against one of the biggest databases of malware in the industry, and,…