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Over a third of banking malware attacks in 2019 targeted corporate users

Banking Trojans or ‘bankers’ are one of the most widespread tools for cybercriminals as they focus on stealing money

In 2019, 773,943 users of Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) solutions globally were attacked by banking Trojans. Of those users, a third (35.1%) were in the corporate sector. African countries were affected too: almost every hundredth user (varying from 0,9 to 1%) in South Africa, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Kenya was attacked by banking…

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Kaspersky supports healthcare institutions amid COVID-19 pandemic with free full featured product licenses for six months

Continuity of operations and data protection is extremely critical for healthcare organisations

Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) announces free availability of its core endpoint security products for medical organisations, in order to help them stay protected from cyberthreats during the pandemic. The full list of B2B products available for free for six months includes Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud Plus, Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365,…

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It’s a match! More than 7,700 attacks by threats disguised as dating apps in Africa

The countries attacked most often were South Africa, accounting for 58% of all attacks in the region, Kenya (10%) and Nigeria (4%)

With Valentine’s Day approaching, singles and couples alike are under intensifying pressure to solidify their plans for this Friday. While choosing a right partner is a matter of paramount importance, there is another matter that should be treated with care. Kaspersky’s (www.Kaspersky.co.za) analysis has shown that within 2019 the region…

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Silence before the storm: Russian speaking hacking group is attacking banks in Sub-Saharan Africa

The malware used in the attacks indicates that the threat actors are most likely to be an infamous Silence hacking group

Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) security researchers have reported on thousands of notifications of attacks on major banks located in the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region. The malware used in the attacks indicates that the threat actors are most likely to be an infamous Silence hacking group, previously known to be responsible for the…

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Malware variety grows by 13.7% in 2019 due to web skimmers

This growth was mainly influenced by a 187% rise in web skimmer files

In 2019, the number of unique malicious objects detected by Kaspersky’s (www.Kaspersky.co.za) web antivirus solution rose by an eighth, compared to last year — reaching 24,610,126. This growth was mainly influenced by a 187% rise in web skimmer files. Other threats, such as backdoors and banking Trojans detected in-lab, also…

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Advanced Persistent Threats in 2020: abuse of personal information and more sophisticated attacks are coming

The predictions were developed based on the changes that Global Research and Analysis Team witnessed over 2019

Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) researchers have shared their vision on Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) in 2020, pointing out how the landscape of targeted attacks will change in the coming months. The overall trend shows that threats will grow in sophistication and become more targeted, diversifying under the influence of external factors, such as…

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Kaspersky supports the Paris Peace Forum 2019, the Paris-based international event promoting global governance for sustainable peace

Kaspersky will be supporting and joining this second edition, presenting its Global Transparency Initiative, a cornerstone of its commitment to a more secure digital future

The Paris Peace Forum (ParisPeaceForum.org) is back for a second edition, which will be held from 11 to 13 November 2019, at the Grande Halle in La Villette. This year again, the event will bring together a multitude of public, private and civil society actors to discuss global governance and multilateralism…

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Internet of Things (IoT) under fire: Kaspersky detects more than 100 million attacks on smart devices in H1 2019

This figure is around nine times more than the number found in H1 2018, when only around 12 million attacks were spotted originating from 69,000 IP addresses

Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) honeypots – networks of virtual copies of various internet connected devices and applications – have detected 105 million attacks on IoT devices coming from 276,000 unique IP addresses in the first six months of the year. This figure is around nine times more than the number found in…

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Global, Transparent, Trusted: Kaspersky successfully passes independent SOC 2 audit

The Service Organisation Controls (SOC) Reporting Framework is a globally recognised report for cybersecurity risk management controls

Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.com) has successfully completed the Service Organisation Control for Service Organisations (SOC 2) Type 1 audit. The final report, issued by one of the Big Four accounting firms, confirms that the development and release of Kaspersky’s threat detection rules databases (AV databases) are protected from unauthorised changes by strong…

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Building a safer world with Kaspersky: The company unveils new branding and visual identity

Global cybersecurity company, Kaspersky Lab becomes Kaspersky, with a mission focused on “Building a safer world”

For more than two decades, Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.com) has been offering the best security solutions to customers in pursuit of its mission to save the world. As the world has become more digitized and globalized, we have moved beyond the anti-virus laboratory to become a technology leader with an advanced…