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29% of corporate users in Kenya experienced financial malware attacks in the first half of 2021

Simply put, organisations in Kenya have become susceptible to financial malware as more employees work outside the relative safety of the corporate network

Although Kaspersky’s (https://africa.Kaspersky.com) research shows that the overall number of financial malware attacks in Kenya has decreased in the first half of 2021, when compared to the same period in 2020, 29.3% of the 7 962 attacks recorded in the country targeted corporate users, which is a cause for concern,…

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Cyberattacks in Africa comparable to other parts of the globe, says Kaspersky

Kaspersky research shows that in 2020, worldwide, approximately 10% of computers experienced at least one malware attack

With digital transformation a top priority on the corporate agenda as companies identify new ways to grow their business, cyber attackers and opportunist cybercriminals remain very active. And although Africa is not necessarily considered a focus area for the more sophisticated types of cybercriminal activity such as targeted attacks or…

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Kaspersky strengthens West African footprint

Kaspersky has partnered with value-added distributor DataGroupIT who will provide the global cybersecurity company with access to new markets in Nigeria and Ghana

As part of its strategy to grow its business in West Africa, Kaspersky (https://africa.kaspersky.com) has partnered with value-added distributor DataGroupIT who will provide the global cybersecurity company with access to new markets in Nigeria and Ghana. “DataGroupIT is a well-known distributor in Africa with a clear value-add when it comes…

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Mobile threats not to be taken lightly: One out of every 100 mobile users in Kenya and Nigeria affected by Stalkerware

Kaspersky’s analysis of mobile threats in 2020 shows that in Kenya 7% of users were affected by malware, and 13% by adware

With Kaspersky (africa.Kaspersky.com) research showing that stalkerware affected one out of every 100 mobile users in Kenya and Nigeria in 2020 and malware every four out of 100 in South Africa, consumers must remain vigilant when it comes to their online activities if they are to keep themselves safe from…

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The danger within: At least a quarter of users in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria are attacked by malware hiding within their devices

In 2020, 25% of Kaspersky private users in South Africa, 40% in Kenya and 38% in Nigeria were attacked by such threats

There is a common misconception that the most dangerous threats to encounter on modern users’ digital journeys are likely to appear during Internet surfing. The reality however, based on the most recent analysis of cyberattacks in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria within 2020 by Kaspersky experts demonstrates that users are…

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COVID-19 vaccines for sale on the underground for $250 to $1,200

The majority of sellers came from France, Germany, the UK, and the USA, and the prices per dose ranged from $250 to $1,200, with an average cost of about $500

The entire globe is currently undergoing one of the largest and most complex vaccination campaigns in history, and, not surprisingly, scammers and sellers on the dark market have been eager to make a profit off the process. Kaspersky (https://africa.Kaspersky.com) researchers examined 15 different marketplaces on the Darknet and found advertisements…

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With 1 billion registered mobile money accounts, Kaspersky stresses the importance of keeping your mobile wallet safe

By 2019 there were 481 million registered mobile money accounts in Africa, making up 46% of global accounts

With more than $1.9 billion processed daily and over one billion registered accounts globally, mobile money (https://bit.ly/3jQBn7F) is a massive industry. With strong growth coming from Africa, many analysts consider the region to be the epicentre of the global market. PayPal’s recent announcement that it will expand its Xoom money…

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Kaspersky Security Bulletin: Economic uncertainty set to shape 2021 cybercrime agenda in Africa

Adding further pressure to this melting pot of cyberattacks is an expected rise, along with changes in strategy, in Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs)

Kaspersky (https://africa.kaspersky.com/) experts expect growing economic turbulence along with the impact of COVID-19 to contribute to an increase in cybercrime across South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria this year. Growth in cybercrime “Even though every country globally has had to deal with the pandemic in its own way, developing economies across…

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Bad guys look forward to Cyberpunk 2077: Hugely anticipated game gets cyber-fraudsters’ attention

While the gaming community gets ready to enjoy playing the most anticipated game of the last decade, scammers are already benefiting by taking advantage of impatient players

After eight years of waiting and numerous postponements, ‘Cyberpunk 2077’, one of the world’s most renowned action role-playing video games, is finally being released this Thursday, December 10. While the gaming community gets ready to enjoy playing the most anticipated game of the last decade, scammers are already benefiting by…

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One in 10 employees enjoy working from home in the nude

Speaking of the opportunities opened up by working from home in South Africa, 15% of respondents said they liked working without clothes

People working from home during the pandemic have discovered some guilty pleasures that they would now like to keep, according to a new global research (https://bit.ly/33OXnZC) commissioned by Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.com), which studied the behaviors of 8,000 SMB workers. Speaking of the opportunities opened up by working from home in South…