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Employees in the Middle East, Turkiye, Africa region think they would earn 41% more if they had better digital skills

The lack of digital skills may not only impede one’s career and deprive them of income, but also produces serious risks for the cybersecurity of the organisation where this person is employed

According to a recent Kaspersky survey[1] (www.Kaspersky.co.za), over half of employees surveyed in the Middle East, Turkiye and Africa (META) region feel the lack of digital skills when working on computers and other digital equipment. If they had higher digital skills, employees think they would earn 41% more, on average.…

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53% of employees in the Middle East, Turkiye, and Africa region fear spying from drones

Overall, 70% of employees in the META region said their company would benefit from installing drone detection systems to protect the business from spying

According to the results of the recent Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) Business Digitisation survey that was conducted in the Middle East, Turkiye, and Africa (META) region earlier this year, 53% of employees are afraid of drone spying. Corporate spies and hackers use drones to get trade secrets, confidential information, and other sensitive data…

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Africa among regions with highest number of industrial systems under attack in the first half of 2023

In the first half of 2023 Africa had the highest percentage of ICS computers on which spyware was blocked (9,8%)

Malicious objects of all types were detected and blocked on 34% of Industrial Control System (ICS) computers in the first half of 2023, according to the ICS CERT landscape report (https://apo-opa.info/3LwG719) by Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za). In Africa over this period attacks were detected on 40,3% of ICS computers, placing it in…

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Kaspersky reports on new mobile Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) campaign targeting iOS devices

During the analysis, it was confirmed that there was no impact on the company’s products, technologies and services, and no Kaspersky customer user data or critical company processes were affected

Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) researchers have uncovered (https://apo-opa.info/3oBaJ9D) an ongoing mobile Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) campaign targeting iOS devices with previously unknown malware. Dubbed as ‘Operation Triangulation’, the campaign distributes zero-click exploits via iMessage to run malware gaining complete control over the device and user data, with the final goal to hiddenly spy…

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Spyware attacks on organisations in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria increased in Q1 2023

Spyware continues to be a threat to users of different types of devices, including thin clients.

As discussed during the recent Kaspersky Cyber Security Weekend – META 2023 (www.Kaspersky.co.za), for the first quarter of 2023 (Q1 2023) the share of users attacked1 with spyware in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria increased steadily. Kaspersky recorded an increase of 18,8% in South Africa, 12,9% in Kenya, and 14,6%…

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Industrial cybersecurity challenge in Africa for 2023: defences in energy and mining need to be strengthened

While traditional cybersecurity solutions focus on data-oriented businesses, ICS protection is geared towards OT security where it is all about cyber-physical companies

Throughout 2022 (https://bit.ly/3wQqhGM), 40% of industrial control system (ICS) computers globally were attacked with malware. In Africa, the figure sits at 47% according to Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) ICS CERT*. For countries monitored on the African continent, the three countries which experienced the most attacks on ICS infrastructure were Ethiopia (62%), Algeria…

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38% of industrial computers were under attack in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region in January-September 2022, more attacks expected to come

During the three quarters of 2022 in the META region, ICS computers in the oil and gas sector faced attacks most often

From January to September 2022, computers in the industrial control systems (ICS) environment were attacked using multiple means. In the META region, malicious objects were blocked on 38% of ICS computers in the region that were protected by Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) solutions, according to Kaspersky ICS CERT statistics. Globally the share…

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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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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…