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‘It’s time to act on POPIA’, says Xperien CEO

The uncontrolled data growth urgently requires new corporate policies for data storage and retention. The information regulator is pushing for the remaining provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) to be finalised and come into effect by April 1. The chairperson of the Information Regulator, Advocate Pansy Tlakula, has already sent a request […]


Securex 2020 all fired up with introduction of Firexpo

Securex South Africa will see visitors getting hot and bothered at the 2020 show, with the addition of a new sub-section, namely Firexpo. Aimed at showcasing the latest fire and rescue products and services, Firexpo will add a new dimension to the 27-year Securex pedigree. Securex, which will be co-located with both A-OSH EXPO and […]


New AZORult campaign abuses popular VPN service to steal cryptocurrency

Kaspersky researchers have detected an unusual malicious campaign that uses a phishing copy of a popular VPN service’s website to spread AZORult, a Trojan stealer, under the guise of installers for Windows. The campaign, which kicked off at the end of last November with the registration of a fake website, is currently active and focused […]


Middle East targeted by cyberattacks disguised as dating apps

Kaspersky has announced figures relating to the dangers posed by dating apps. Kaspersky’s analysis has shown that within 2019 the Middle East saw a circulation of 658 threats under the guise of over 20 popular dating applications, with 2,082 attacks on 1,352 users detected. The countries attacked most often were Egypt, accounting for 31% of […]


More than 7,700 attacks by threats disguised as dating apps in Africa

With Valentine’s Day taking place on Friday, singles and couples alike are under intensifying pressure to solidify their plans. While choosing the right partner is a matter of paramount importance, there is another matter that should be treated with care. Kaspersky’s analysis has shown that last year, there were 1,486 threats under the guise of […]


MicroWorld joins Microsoft Intelligent Security Association

Cybersecurity provider MicroWorld has become part of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association. Microsoft has brought together an ecosystem of cybersecurity providers to integrate their technology with Microsoft security products to provide their customers with high-quality security with few integration challenges. As a Microsoft gold partner, joining the association strengthens MicroWorld’s work with Microsoft. “We are […]


Saudi Arabia’s Global Cybersecurity Forum puts emphasis on protection

A landmark cybersecurity event has taken place in Saudi Arabia. The Global Cybersecurity Forum launched powerful initiatives to protect children and empower women in the arena of cybersecurity. The two-day forum was organised by the National Cybersecurity Authority in the Kingdom and attracted 3,500 participants, including policymakers and executives from global tech companies.  The forum […]


Thousands of users attacked by malware disguised as Billie Eilish in Nigeria

Cybercriminals are actively abusing the names of artists and songs nominated for a Grammy 2020 award in order to spread malware. Kaspersky protection technologies detected a 39% rise in attacks (attempts to download or run malicious files) under the guise of nominees’ work in 2019, compared to 2018. Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Post Malone […]


Telkom invests in cybersecurity awareness

Redefining a culture of security awareness to ensure corporate and personal security for employees. Telkom South Africa (SA), a leading telecommunications service provider in South Africa, invested in ongoing employee training and development to ensure cybersecurity awareness and compliance. In an evolving cybersecurity landscape that places employees and organisations at risk of fraud, theft and […]


Scammers exploit new ‘data-leak-compensation’ scheme

Kaspersky experts have detected a new online fraud scheme designed to trick people into thinking they are owed compensation. Under the pretext of offering compensation for personal data leaks, scammers instead urge users to buy ‘temporary US social security numbers’ worth around US$9 each. Victims were found in Russia, Algeria, Egypt and the UAE, as […]


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