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74% of employees in South Africa say that robots should be more widely used in production, but fear robot hacking

The majority of employees surveyed in South Africa (92%) believe robots will eventually replace humans in their industry

According to Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) research, employees in South Africa believe that the better robots become at different tasks, the fewer jobs will remain for humans. The majority of local employees surveyed (74%) believe that robots should be more widely used across different industries, however, many fear robot hacking. Today robotics are used…

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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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Cyber Immunity is the new normal: Kaspersky will protect connected cars

At its annual Kaspersky Cyber Security Weekend META the company announced that it is developing an Automotive Gateway to help manufacturers meet the new UN Cyber Security Requirements for Smart Vehicles

Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) is developing the Kaspersky Automotive Secure Gateway (KASG) based on the KasperskyOS operating system – a platform for developing solutions that are inherently secure. The gateway can be installed on the telematics or central unit of a car with ARM architecture. Such a solution will protect the car…

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38% of industrial computers were under attack in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region in January-September 2022, more attacks expected to come

During the three quarters of 2022 in the META region, ICS computers in the oil and gas sector faced attacks most often

From January to September 2022, computers in the industrial control systems (ICS) environment were attacked using multiple means. In the META region, malicious objects were blocked on 38% of ICS computers in the region that were protected by Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) solutions, according to Kaspersky ICS CERT statistics. Globally the share…

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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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Digital life deserves complete protection: Kaspersky announces new and reimagined consumer product portfolio

Kaspersky has reimagined its consumer protection “beyond AV” and laid out its new approach and evolutionary vision for the upcoming years

Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) has announced availability of its new, simplified consumer solutions portfolio, available on a subscription basis. Along with a new range of brand names, the reinvented product line brings an enhanced user interface and experience across multiple platforms. It also introduces a variety of features covering each category of…

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Kaspersky expands its Cyber Immune offering for Internet of things (IoT) protection with new Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 1000

According to Kaspersky Telemetry, from January to September 2022 there were 67,000 infected IoT devices in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, which were responsible for 11 million attacks

Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 1000 is the company’s latest Cyber Immune product for organisations embracing digital transformation, helping them to accelerate business value from new streams of industrial data. The gateway connects IoT devices and controllers with business applications and cloud platforms. It then ensures the security of these interactions…

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Every Third Industrial Computer was Under Attack in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria in H1 2022

In the first half of 2022 in the META region ICS computers in the oil and gas sector faced attacks most often (47% of them got attacked)

According to the ICS threat landscape (https://bit.ly/3rGQgxM) report by Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za), in the first half of 2022 in the African regions computers in the industrial control systems (ICS) environment were attacked using multiple means – malicious objects, phishing pages, and spyware. ICS computers are used in oil & gas, energy,…

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Financial phishing cyberattacks significantly increase in Kenya and Nigeria in Q2 of 2022

Complex cyberattacks should make fraud prevention a focal point to control fraud transactions, eventually reduce fraud risk in the future and avoid reputation damage

According to Kaspersky’s Financial Cyberthreats report (https://bit.ly/3BOaiey), attacks in the financial sector are becoming increasingly corporate-oriented and shifting away from consumers. Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) Security Network data shows that the number of financial phishing attempts in the African regions increased significantly from Q1 to Q2 of 2022. Banks, payment systems, and e-commerce websites were…

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Cyber defence a critical component of an environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy, says Kaspersky

Investment in ESG assets is set to grow to $50 trillion by 2025

As cyberattacks on pipelines, water pumping stations and manufacturing plants hit the news, customers and investors grow more aware of the need for organisations to take responsibility for the protection of their potential cyber vulnerabilities. Cybercrime can have a significant impact on businesses, and cybersecurity is central to environmental, social…