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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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Growth in Fintech Drives Growth in Cyberattacks

Africa’s Fintech ecosystem has surged 60% in the last two years and the continent’s Fintech firms have grown to 491 from 301 in 2017, with $132.8 million raised in 2018

Africa’s Fintech sector is booming! According to reports (http://bit.ly/2kqyD6q), Africa’s Fintech ecosystem has surged 60% in the last two years and the continent’s Fintech firms have grown to 491 from 301 in 2017, with $132.8 million raised in 2018, making last year the sector’s best year yet - and proving…

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Kaspersky: The dark side of apps

6 Android apps that were downloaded a staggering 90 million times from the Google Play Store were found to have been loaded with the PreAMo malware

Mobile device security threats are on the rise and it’s not hard to see why. In 2019 the number of worldwide mobile phone users is forecast (http://bit.ly/2Hga58i) to reach 4.68 billion of which 2.7 billion are smartphone users. So, if you are looking for a target, it certainly makes sense…

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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…

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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 (https://www.Kaspersky.co.za/) Lab has been offering the best security solutions to customers in pursuit of its mission to save the world. As the world has become more digitised and globalised, we have moved beyond the anti-virus laboratory to become a technology leader with an advanced…

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Kaspersky Lab to Open Office in Kigali, Rwanda to Boost its Presence in East Africa

The Kigali office will serve the requirements of the growing number of partners and customers in the region

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) has announced plans to open a new office in Kigali, Rwanda, to support the rapid growth of its business in East Africa. This strategic move will provide more room for development as well as closer proximity to new partners in the region, allowing Kaspersky Lab to continue…

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SIM swap fraud: A New Wave of Attacks Targeting Financial Services and online services in Africa

In South Africa this type of fraud more than double in the last year, according a report of South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC)

During Kaspersky Lab’s (www.Kaspersky.co.za) annual Cyber Security Weekend that took place in Cape Town, South Africa, Kaspersky Lab experts discussed the wide spread growth of mobile payments across the globe and the many cyber risks that surround such technology. Especially the recent SIM swap fraud wave, which have become very…

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SneakyPastes: basic but effective operation by Gaza Cybergang hits Middle East related targets in 39 countries

The campaign, named SneakyPastes made use of disposable email addresses to spread the infection through phishing

In 2018, the Gaza Cybergang, now known to comprise several groups of varying sophistication launched a cyberespionage operation targeting individuals and organisations with a Middle-Eastern political interest. The campaign, named SneakyPastes made use of disposable email addresses to spread the infection through phishing, before downloading the malware in chained stages…

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Kaspersky Lab Secures Most TOP3 Placements among Competitors in its Annual Metric for 2018

The TOP3 rating is an annual assessment of the performance of cybersecurity vendors in a range of the sector’s most demanding independent tests

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) has maintained its place at the top of the TOP3 metric for consumer and corporate cybersecurity, after achieving a TOP3 place in 77 of 88 different independent tests globally during 2018. The ranking underlines how its portfolio continues to outperform the competition – which included the world’s…