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Threat intelligence is among the most sought-after security service for MSPs in META

A new Kaspersky report ‘MSP market focus: IT security challenges and opportunities in the new normal’, has revealed that the majority...

Think before you scan – here’s why QR codes are a potential cyber risk

QR codes are nothing new – they have been around since 2004 – but with the increased availability of smartphones, which...

2022 threat predictions, here’s what lies ahead

In order to help users and businesses usher in a safer new year, here are the highlights of 2022 cyber threat...

Why an intelligent approach is essential in countering ransomware attacks

Globally, ransomware is predicted to cost organisations across the world $10.5 trillion annually, driven by growing connectivity and increasingly sophisticated attacks....

Palo Alto Networks names new CEO for EMEA and LATAM

Global cybersecurity firm, Palo Alto Networks, has announced the appointment of Helmut Reisinger as the new CEO for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Latin America (LATAM).

Top 5 festive scams and how to avoid them

Regardless of what holidays you may personally celebrate during this time, the reality is that this time of year sees an...

7 predictions on the state of cyber security in 2022 – VMware

Cyber security experts and industry thought leaders from multi-cloud services provider VMware, have shared seven predictions on the state of cyber...

Top 5 payment scams to look out for

All businesses are at risk of payment fraud at some point, and just one incident can cost a company amounts running...

The state of cyber extortion crime in South Africa

A ransomware survey by cybersecurity awareness platform KnowBe4 took a deep look into the South African market, finding that ransomware and...

Zimbabwe’s controversial cyber bill signed into law

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has signed into law the ‘dreaded’ and controversial Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill, which passed through...

4 key financial cyberthreats predictions for 2022

In 2022, the world is likely to witness state-sponsored groups targeting the cryptocurrency industry, the growth of attacks against payment systems...

Ordinary threats drop but targeted malware schemes on the rise in Africa

The threat landscape trends in Africa have shown a dramatic change particularly in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.

Nigeria, Kenya at high risk as malicious URLs detected top 6.5 million

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky has announced that the number of unique malicious URLs it detected and blocked in Nigeria and Kenya increased...

Fraud Week targets pandemic-fuelled schemes and scams

How much does fraud cost businesses and individuals each year? A 2019 study by consultancy Crowe put the annual global figure...

DDoS attacks in Africa rise by 300% since 2019

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in Africa have increased by 300% in 2021, compared to the same period in 2019. The continent...

Fraudsters target FIFA World Cup a year ahead of event

Cybercriminals use sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup or any other major events as fine bait for their various...

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