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South Africans must not post a picture of their vaccination card on social media, urges security expert

By Staff Writer 22 September 2021

Be wary of where you post pictures of your vaccination card, or who you show it to, because while you’re celebrating, scammers are paying attention too. FULL STORY >

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Kaspersky: Less DDoS attacks and small geographic shifts in Q2 2021

By Staff Writer 2 August 2021

Here is some good news on the cyberthreat landscape - in the second quarter of 2021, the total number of DDoS attacks decreased by 38.8% compared to Q2 2020, according to Kaspersky. FULL STORY >

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Ready, set, scam: Top-5 schemes cybercriminals are running amid the Olympic Games

By Staff Writer 28 July 2021

With the Olympic Games underway, cybercriminals are going for gold in a different sense - by instigating various online fraud schemes. FULL STORY >

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Beating cybercriminals at their own game with AI technology

By Industry Contributor 27 July 2021

Derek Manky, Chief, Security Insights & Global Threat Alliances at Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs, discusses how organisations can beat cybercriminals at their own game. FULL STORY >

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Malware spread under the guise of the new version of the most popular operating system

By Staff Writer 27 July 2021

Even if you are ready to update to Windows 11, you may want to check the validity of your file, as Kaspersky has warned that ever opportunistic cybercriminals using the newest OS to distribute malware. FULL STORY >

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Inside the mind of a cyber criminal

By Staff Writer 25 June 2021

What do adversaries and threat actors think as they dive deep into your organisation’s defences? Anna Collard, SVP Content Strategy and Evangelist at KnowBe4 Africa offers some insight. FULL STORY >

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Healthcare and ransomware: how to protect critical organisations

By Industry Contributor 25 June 2021

Why hospitals? Of all the industries to attack, why healthcare in particular? With lives at stake cybercriminals know hospitals can’t afford any downtime. This means those in the industry are likely to be willing to meet ransom... FULL STORY >

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Cybercriminals going after cryptocurrency, warns Kaspersky

By Staff Writer 2 June 2021

Kaspersky has reported that the number of new modifications of miners more than quadrupled in March 2021 when compared to the previous month, showing an escalating threat to cryptocurrency. FULL STORY >

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How companies should deal with the threat of cybercrime

By Industry Contributor 9 April 2021

By Ian Engelbrecht, Africa Lead, Systems Engineer at Veeam. FULL STORY >

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Kaspersky: Paying ransomware demands does not pay off

By Staff Writer 31 March 2021

Nearly half of ransomware victims in South Africa pay the ransom, but fewer still see their full data returned, according to Kaspersky. FULL STORY >

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Cybercrime worries on the increase, but Africa’s mobile users loath to leave WhatsApp

By Staff Writer 31 March 2021

A KnowBe4 poll of mobile users across Africa has revealed that awareness of cyber risk is on the increase, but that convenience overrides risk when it comes to WhatsApp data privacy concerns. FULL STORY >

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Is your business prepared to recover from a ransomware attack in 2021?

By Industry Contributor 17 March 2021

By Kate Mollett, Regional Director for Commvault FULL STORY >

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FortiGuard labs reports disruptive shift of cyber threats

By Staff Writer 25 February 2021

Fortinet today announced the findings of the latest semiannual FortiGuard Labs Global Threat Landscape Report, revealing prevalent trends that affect businesses of all sizes. FULL STORY >

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Lazarus, advanced persistent threat group, targets the defense industry

By Staff Writer 25 February 2021

Kaspersky researchers have identified a new, previously unknown, campaign from Lazarus, a highly prolific advanced threat actor active for many than a decade. FULL STORY >

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Unpacking the cybersecurity threats to the COVID-19 vaccine

By Industry Contributor 18 February 2021

The most in-demand item on the global stage right now is quite easily the Covid-19 vaccine. Unfortunately cybercriminals know this too and are likely to act accordingly. Raymond Pompon from F5 Labs explains what to watch out for. FULL STORY >

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