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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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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…

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Kaspersky warns of top IT security threats in Africa

In South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria, APT groups are exploiting the current uncertainty around COVID-19 to steal sensitive information

Despite research showing an overall decrease in certain malware families and types in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in H1 2020 (36% decrease in South Africa, 26% decrease in Kenya and a 2.7% decrease in Nigeria), Kaspersky (https://africa.Kaspersky.com) stresses that the human cyber threat remains rife, where Africa is not immune to…

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South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria saw Millions of Cyber Attacks in 2020 and the Year is not over yet

In South Africa, there were almost 10 million malware attacks and a staggering 43 million Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUA) detections

Kaspersky (https://africa.Kaspersky.com) security solutions have reported on 28 million malware attacks in 2020 and 102 million detections of potentially unwanted programs (pornware, adware etc.) they have accounted for by the beginning of August 2020. These numbers show that it’s not only the malware that attacks users but also the “grey…

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The year of social distancing or social engineering? Phishing goes targeted and diversifies during COVID-19 outbreak with 2 million attacks in Q2 in Africa

Security solutions have detected 2,023,501 phishing attacks in South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, Rwanda and Ethiopia

Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) analysis has revealed that phishing attacks are becoming increasingly more targeted. A number of new tricks have also been found - from HR dismissal emails to attacks disguised as delivery notifications. As a result of such tendencies, security solutions have detected 2,023,501 phishing attacks in South Africa, Kenya,…

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Don’t push them: Unbidden push notifications plague is detected on 100,000 devices in a month in Africa

Egypt has become the most targeted country with 34,654 targeted users and 302,963 attacks

Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za.) analysis of threats prevented in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Namibia, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Egypt in May 2020 has demonstrated that in just a month 100,414 users in these countries were subjected to the unwanted push notification appearance. All in all, such notifications were prevented from appearing 727,162 times during…

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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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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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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…