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Kaspersky: $2,100 is the average price for access to corporate data on Dark web in Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region

The Dark web is a common term that is used to describe different resources used by cybercriminals – forums, instant messengers, Tor websites, blogs, Pastebin and similar websites, and others

Sensitive data stolen from companies during cyberattacks often ends up on Dark web markets and forums. With the rise of the cybercrime as a service business model, Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) researchers found that not only corporate data itself is for sale, but also the information necessary for access to corporate networks…

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World Scam 2022: Top-Five Schemes Cybercriminals are Running Amid the Biggest Sport Event

Kaspersky experts have analysed World Cup-related phishing websites from around the globe designed to steal users’ identifying and banking data

The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ is the most awaited sports event of 2022 for football fans and kicks off on November 20. As well as exciting hundreds of millions of fans worldwide, it’s also attracted the interest of cybercriminals looking to make a fast buck.  To get a better…

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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 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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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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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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The number of mobile malware attacks doubles in 2018, as cybercriminals sharpen their distribution strategies

Nigeria climbs from fifth place in 2017 to third in 2018

Four African countries made the list in terms of top 10 countries by share of users attacked by mobile malware; Nigeria climbs from fifth place in 2017 to third in 2018. Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) researchers have seen the number of attacks using malicious mobile software nearly double in just a…

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Data for Nothing: Fraudsters Use Fake Gift Cards to Lure Consumers into Handing Over Personal Data

While industry and law enforcement agencies from around the world are busy fighting against cybercrime, criminals themselves are constantly looking for new ways of earning money

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) experts have discovered the distribution of an unusual fraudulent scheme that tricks users into parting with their time and their data, for no return. By creating fake websites for the free generation of gift cards, cybercriminals are able to “sell” users’ data to third party partner sites,…

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No More Ransom: Law Enforcement and IT Security Companies Join Forces to Fight Ransomware

A new tool containing 160.000+ keys will help victims to retrieve their data

The Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) have joined forces to launch an initiative called No More Ransom, a new step in the cooperation between law enforcement and the private sector to fight ransomware together. No More Ransom (www.NoMoreRansom.org) is a new online portal aimed at informing…