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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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Nclose: 2021 will be a cybercrime bruiser - here's what to prepare for

By Staff Writer 11 December 2020

With less than a month left of a challenging year, attention is rightly turning to what we can expect, and how companies can prepare, for 2021. On the cybersecurity front, Nclose's Martin Potgieter offers some foresight. FULL STORY >

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Kaspersky: Cybercriminals shifting focus from encrypting data to publishing confidential information online

By Staff Writer 12 November 2020

Over the past couple years, widespread ransomware attacks - where criminals use malware to encrypt your data and hold it for ransom - have been replaced by more targeted attacks against... FULL STORY >

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Revealing Africa’s mobile cybercrime challenge

By Staff Writer 12 November 2020

In June 2020 it was revealed that the total number of malicious mobile applications doubled in the first quarter, with a 55% spike in fraudulent mobile transactions found and increased volumes of infected mobile devices. What’s worst is that... FULL STORY >

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As soon as grants for pandemic-hit businesses were announced, scammers went phishing

By Staff Writer 30 September 2020

Kaspersky has highlighted how funds meant for Covid-19 relief were exploited by cybercriminals and phishing attacks. FULL STORY >

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Local eateries going digital to survive now at risk of cybercrime

By Industry Contributor 28 August 2020

Restaurants leveraging touchless, contactless, or low-contact digital payment methods to survive are being faced with another risk - being victim of a new attack vulnerability. Doros Hadjizenonos, regional sales manager at... FULL STORY >

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Cybercriminals taking advantage of the streaming wars to attack users in 2020

By Staff Writer 20 July 2020

When it comes to disguising malicious files under the names of popular streaming platforms and their content, cybercriminals most frequently use Netflix and The Mandalorian (a Disney + original) as a lure, according... FULL STORY >

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SMEs and cybercrime: F5’s lucky #13 security controls

By Industry Contributor 20 March 2020

SMEs are the perfect victims for cybercrime. Focused on getting their businesses off the ground, they are oblivious of the vast amounts of data they’re accumulating, says Alain Tshal,District Sales Manager – Sub-Saharan Africa, F5... FULL STORY >

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Multiple security vulnerabilities found in TikTok

By Ryan Noik 10 January 2020

In the wake of the WhatsApp scam, security company CheckPoint revealed that discovered several major vulnerabilities in another popular platform - TikTok. FULL STORY >

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