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Kaspersky: $2,100 is the average price for access to corporate data on Dark web in Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region

The Dark web is a common term that is used to describe different resources used by cybercriminals – forums, instant messengers, Tor websites, blogs, Pastebin and similar websites, and others

Sensitive data stolen from companies during cyberattacks often ends up on Dark web markets and forums. With the rise of the cybercrime as a service business model, Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) researchers found that not only corporate data itself is for sale, but also the information necessary for access to corporate networks…

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Cyber Immunity is the new normal: Kaspersky will protect connected cars

At its annual Kaspersky Cyber Security Weekend META the company announced that it is developing an Automotive Gateway to help manufacturers meet the new UN Cyber Security Requirements for Smart Vehicles

Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) is developing the Kaspersky Automotive Secure Gateway (KASG) based on the KasperskyOS operating system – a platform for developing solutions that are inherently secure. The gateway can be installed on the telematics or central unit of a car with ARM architecture. Such a solution will protect the car…

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Digital life deserves complete protection: Kaspersky announces new and reimagined consumer product portfolio

Kaspersky has reimagined its consumer protection “beyond AV” and laid out its new approach and evolutionary vision for the upcoming years

Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) has announced availability of its new, simplified consumer solutions portfolio, available on a subscription basis. Along with a new range of brand names, the reinvented product line brings an enhanced user interface and experience across multiple platforms. It also introduces a variety of features covering each category of…

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Kaspersky expands its Cyber Immune offering for Internet of things (IoT) protection with new Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 1000

According to Kaspersky Telemetry, from January to September 2022 there were 67,000 infected IoT devices in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, which were responsible for 11 million attacks

Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 1000 is the company’s latest Cyber Immune product for organisations embracing digital transformation, helping them to accelerate business value from new streams of industrial data. The gateway connects IoT devices and controllers with business applications and cloud platforms. It then ensures the security of these interactions…

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Financial phishing cyberattacks significantly increase in Kenya and Nigeria in Q2 of 2022

Complex cyberattacks should make fraud prevention a focal point to control fraud transactions, eventually reduce fraud risk in the future and avoid reputation damage

According to Kaspersky’s Financial Cyberthreats report (https://bit.ly/3BOaiey), attacks in the financial sector are becoming increasingly corporate-oriented and shifting away from consumers. Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) Security Network data shows that the number of financial phishing attempts in the African regions increased significantly from Q1 to Q2 of 2022. Banks, payment systems, and e-commerce websites were…

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Cyber defence a critical component of an environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy, says Kaspersky

Investment in ESG assets is set to grow to $50 trillion by 2025

As cyberattacks on pipelines, water pumping stations and manufacturing plants hit the news, customers and investors grow more aware of the need for organisations to take responsibility for the protection of their potential cyber vulnerabilities. Cybercrime can have a significant impact on businesses, and cybersecurity is central to environmental, social…

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Backdoor computer malware in Africa skyrocketed in the second quarter of 2022

South Africa saw the most significant increase in backdoor detections from Q1 to Q2 – by 140% to 11,872 cases, with the share of affected users increasing by 10%

According to Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) Security Network data for corporate users, the number of backdoor computer malware detected in Q2 2022 in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria increased significantly compared to the previous quarter, hitting new records and posing challenges to cybersecurity professionals in enterprise and government agencies. A backdoor is…

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Small businesses in Kenya are still in danger, facing a 47% increase in Internet attacks in 2022

In comparison to 88 455 infections in 2021, Kaspersky researchers detected 130 111 infections in the first four months of 2022

When a small business owner is faced with the responsibilities of production economics, financial reports and marketing all at the same time, cybersecurity can often appear complicated and, at times, unnecessary. However, this disregard for IT security is being exploited by cybercriminals. Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) researchers assessed the dynamics of attacks…

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Small businesses in Nigeria are still in danger, facing an 89% increase in Remote Desktop Protocol attacks in 2022

In 2022, the number of Trojan-PSW (Password Stealing Ware) detections in Nigeria more than doubled when compared to the same period in 2021

When a small business owner is faced with the responsibilities of production economics, financial reports and marketing all at the same time, cybersecurity can often appear complicated and, at times, unnecessary. However, this disregard for IT security is being exploited by cybercriminals. Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) researchers assessed the dynamics of attacks…

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Kaspersky reports the anomalous decline of mobile malware in Africa in 2021

This dynamic is a reflection of the global trend, as cybercriminals tend to invest less and less into the mainstream threats that are successfully neutralised by modern security solutions

While analysing the threat landscape of African countries, Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) experts saw a steady decline in attacks on mobile devices in the region, as cybercriminals consolidated their efforts to focus on more complicated, dangerous and profitable threats instead. These and other findings are featured in Kaspersky’s Mobile Threats in 2021 (https://bit.ly/3JPgBkn)…