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89% of Nigerian parents use their gadgets to entertain their child when they travel: Kaspersky on tendencies of parenting in a digital age

Kaspersky throws a light on some travel patterns of parents and their children on the go

While many countries slowly ease the lockdown measures that were implemented because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the interest to domestic and international travel starts to increase. Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) throws a light on some travel patterns of parents and their children on the go. According to the “Responsible Digital Parenting” survey1,…

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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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Keep your smartphone Corona-free: Kaspersky shares top tips

With no reliable data for COVID-19 available yet, it is always best to be extra cautious

The lockdown that countries all over the world are currently experiencing is putting a renewed focus on personal hygiene. But despite people being advised to wash their hands often, how many apply the same rigour to their smartphones? Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) provides a few tips on keeping mobile devices ‘virus-free’. “Even…

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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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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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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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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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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…