Tag Archives: cyber security

Phishing On Messenger Apps – What’s New?

Messenger apps

Anonymised data, voluntarily provided by Kaspersky Internet Security for Android users, has shown which messenger apps are the most popular among phishing scammers. The biggest share of detected malicious links between December 2020 and May 2021 were sent via WhatsApp (84.9%), followed by Telegram (5.7%). Viber is in third place with a …

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The era of targeted ransomware: South Africa ranked 3rd in highest number of users encountering targeted ransomware attacks

Ransomware

From 2019 to 2020, the number of Kaspersky users encountering targeted ransomware – malware used to extort money from high-profile targets, such as corporations, government agencies, and municipal organisations – increased by 767%. This increase in targeted ransomware occurred alongside a 29% decrease in the overall number of users affected …

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With 1 Billion Registered Mobile Money Accounts, Kaspersky Stresses The Importance Of Keeping Your Mobile Wallet Safe

Mobile Wallet

With more than $1.9 billion processed daily and over one billion registered accounts globally, mobile money is a massive industry. With strong growth coming from Africa, many analysts consider the region to be the epicentre of the global market. PayPal’s recent announcement that it will expand its Xoom money transfer service to more countries on the …

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One In Ten Gamers Have Had Their ID Stolen

Boy Gaming

Over a tenth of gamers globally (12%, or 179 million1 globally) have had their ID stolen – which could be worth as much as $347bn2 globally. In South Africa, 9.6% of gamers have had their ID stolen. This is according to global research by Kaspersky, which has also provided simple tips to help gamers avoid …

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More Privacy Control For All With TinyCheck Tool

more privacy control

To increase privacy control over users’ data, two Kaspersky experts have combined the results of their research and upgraded the openly available TinyCheck tool. Initially developed as a stalkerware detection tool for service organisations working with victims of domestic violence, TinyCheck now also offers help to uncover all types of geo-tracking apps. …

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For 12% Of SA Consumers, Social Ratings Come At A Cost

Social Media

Kaspersky’s latest report, Social credits and security: embracing the world of ratings, has uncovered that 12% of South African consumers surveyed have experienced issues accessing financial services because of an assessment of their social media information by scoring systems. While such social scoring systems have become more widespread and are already implemented in …

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Attackers have found a new way to steal online shoppers’ payment details using a popular web analytics service

Google analytics

Kaspersky researchers have uncovered a new technique for stealing users’ payment information on online shopping websites – a type of attack known as web skimming. By registering for Google Analytics accounts and injecting these accounts’ tracking code into the websites’ source code, attackers can collect users’ credit card details. About …

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Stem the leak: 87% of South Africans think up their own passwords and more than half don’t know how to check if they have been compromised

Computer password

The latest Kaspersky report, ‘Defending digital privacy: Taking personal protection to the next level’, has found that 87% of South African users are thinking up their own passwords, while 72% say they are unaware about how to check if any of their credentials have already been leaked. This highlights the …

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Coalition Against Stalkerware: New members and territories join fight against digital violence

Domestic abuse

Worldwide lockdowns reconfirm the need for strengthened international working group to domestic violence and stalkerware. The fight to protect consumers against stalkerware continues as eleven new organisations – AEquitas with its Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC), Anonyome Labs, AppEsteem Corporation, bff Bundesverband Frauenberatungsstellen und Frauennotrufe, Centre Hubertine Auclert, …

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