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Kaspersky enlists Guardians of the Cyberspace in the battle against cybercrime

By Ryan Noik 7 February 2022

Kaspersky has launched a new way to improve cybersecurity awareness - an entertaining and informative graphic novel. Rashed Al-Momani expands on the importance of this new format, the evolving cybersecurity landscape... FULL STORY >

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Cybersecurity: A full view of the risks ahead, and what we can do now

By Ryan Noik 1 December 2021

Kaspersky brought a number of insights to the table at its first in person cybersecurity summit in more than 18 months. The event, fittingly held at the Northcliff Boutique Hotel, along with sweeping views of Johannesburg... FULL STORY >

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Number of malicious shopping websites jumps 178% ahead of November e-Shopping Holidays

By Staff Writer 18 November 2021

Some sobering news ahead of the holiday season is that Check Point Research has revealed that that is has spotted 5300 different malicious websites per week, marking the highest since the beginning of 2021. FULL STORY >

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Cracked Hacks - When fun becomes dangerous

By Staff Writer 9 November 2021

Anna Collard, SVP of Content Strategy & Evangelist at KnowBe4 Africa, explains why pirated games aren't really free, costing time, money and your digital security. FULL STORY >

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Cybercriminals introducing new threats and tactics - McAfee Enterprise Advanced Threat Research Report

By Staff Writer 5 October 2021

“Ransomware has evolved far beyond its origins, and cybercriminals have become smarter and quicker to pivot their tactics alongside a whole host of new bad-actor schemes" FULL STORY >

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GhostEmperor: Chinese-speaking APT targets high-profile victims using unknown rootkit

By Staff Writer 10 August 2021

While it might sound like a video game character, GhostEmperor is anything but playful, with Kaspersky shining a light on the latest Advanced Persistent Threat to haunt users. 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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Kaspersky: Minecraft’s popularity being exploited to bombard users with unwanted ads

By Staff Writer 26 November 2020

More than 20 applications advertised on app stores pretending to offer additional Minecraft features are in fact bombarding users with unwanted ads, finds Kaspersky. FULL STORY >

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South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria saw millions of cyber attacks in 2020

By Staff Writer 22 September 2020

While calculating interim results of threat landscape activity in African countries, the researchers noticed that PUAs attack users almost four times more often than traditional malware. FULL STORY >

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Kaspersky: Over one thousand URLs for sale redirect users to blacklisted pages—including malicious ones

By Staff Writer 13 July 2020

Kaspersky has explained how recursive maladvertising is being used to redirect internet users to malicious pages online for profit. FULL STORY >

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Kaspersky: Web skimmers cause significant rise in malware, crypto mining declines

By Ryan Noik 17 December 2019

According to Kaspersky, web skimmers are the threat to watch out for, rising in the past year and expected to continue in the year ahead. FULL STORY >

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Ransomware is on the rise this year, according to Kaspersky

By Ryan Noik 19 August 2019

Ransomware has seen a significant rise in the second quarter of this year, according to cybersecurity company Kaspersky. Here's what you can do about it. FULL STORY >

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Scammers increasingly distribute spam and phishing emails from legitimate company websites

By Industry Contributor 16 August 2019

Kaspersky researchers have identified a growth in the usage of cunning spam and phishing delivery techniques, with malicious internet users exploiting registration, subscription, and feedback forms on... FULL STORY >

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Interview with Kaspersky - the fundamentals of building cybersecurity skills

By Ryan Noik 22 July 2019

Riaan Badenhorst, the general manager of Kaspersky in Africa, chats to us about upskilling the youth, the skills most needed for a successful career in the growing cybersecurity arena and what impact automation will... FULL STORY >

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Virus inspired by The Matrix attacks mobile devices

By Ryan Noik 12 July 2019

CheckPoint has identified an insidious new virus doing the rounds, called Agent Smith, after the villain in The Matrix. FULL STORY >

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