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Kaspersky shares cyberthreat landscape insights for the African region

In the African region, Kaspersky’s telemetry showed the number of overall cyberthreats in South Africa decreased by 29% in 2023 as compared to 2022

Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) experts discussed the evolution of the cyberthreat landscape in the region during its 9th annual Cyber Security Weekend – META 2024, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The focal point of the discussions was the security of emerging technology trends such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), that are influencing the…

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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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Rising threats: Cybercriminals unleash 411,000 malicious files daily in 2023

Windows continued to be the primary target for cyberattacks, accounting for 88% of all malware-filled data detected daily

Kaspersky’s (www.Kaspersky.co.za) detection systems discovered an average of 411,000 malicious files every day, which is an increase of nearly 3% in 2023 compared to the previous year. Particular types of threats also escalated: experts observed a marked surge of 53% in attacks involving malicious Microsoft Office and other types of…

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National Communications Authority of Ghana visits Kaspersky Transparency Center in Switzerland to examine company’s practices

Transparency Centers are dedicated Kaspersky facilities to review the company's code, software updates, threat detection rules and other technical and business processes

Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.com), a global cybersecurity and digital privacy company, recently organised a visit of a delegation from the National Communications Authority of Ghana to the Kaspersky Transparency Center in Zurich, Switzerland. Transparency Centers are dedicated Kaspersky facilities to review the company's code, software updates, threat detection rules and other technical…

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Africa remains one of the regions most targeted by cybercrime in 2023

In Q3 2023, South Africa accounts for 28% of attacks on IoT devices that were detected by Kaspersky in the African region

As organisations continue to become more digitised, throughout 2023 Africa remains one of the world regions most targeted by cybercrime. At a recent press conference in Johannesburg, Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) shared some insights and statistics related to the regional threat landscape in the third quarter of 2023 and made forecasts on…

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Kaspersky opens its first Transparency Center in the African region

The new Transparency Center in Kigali is available for Kaspersky’s partners, customers, and regulators responsible for cybersecurity

As part of the Africa Cyber Defense Forum (ACDF), Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) has today announced the opening of its first Transparency Center in the African region. The new center, located in Kigali, Rwanda, is opening as part of Kaspersky’s Global Transparency Initiative, established to highlight the reliability of the company's solutions…

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Kaspersky Records an Increase in Mobile Threats in Africa in Q2 2023

Among the most prevalent mobile threats that were detected in Africa are adware and mobile banking threats

According to Kaspersky research (https://apo-opa.info/46X8CgY) on mobile cyberthreat dynamics in Q2 2023, threats for mobile devices are growing worldwide. In particular, the number of mobile threats for Android devices [1] detected and blocked by Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) in the Middle East, Turkiye, and Africa (META) region increased by 5% in Q2 2023…

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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 assists International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) in operation to disrupt cybercrime in African countries

The Africa Cyber Surge operation is a continuous multi-stakeholder effort aimed at fighting cybercrime and protecting communities in the region

Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) has supported INTERPOL with threat intelligence data in its Africa Cyber Surge II operation, which enabled investigators to identify compromised infrastructure and apprehend threat actors suspected of cybercrimes across the African region. The operation resulted in the arrest of 14 perpetrators and the identification of network infrastructure, linked to…