Phishing in Africa: scammers target digital payment users

Research by Kaspersky reflects high incident rates in Kenya and Nigeria.
Staff Writer
Jun 3, 2022

Rapid rise in cyber attacks against small businesses in Kenya, Nigeria

Africa, like other continents, is grappling with the cyber security ramifications of increased connected digital tech and cybercrime tools, threats like malware.
Aug 20, 2021

Malware, Ransomware continue to test Africa’s security

85 million attacks in six months, with South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Ethiopia mostly targeted, according to Kaspersky research.
Aug 5, 2021

Escalating financial malware a cause for serious concern in Kenya

According to Kaspersky, 29% of corporate users in Kenya experienced financial malware attacks in the first half of 2021.
Jul 21, 2021

Africa as susceptible to advanced cybercrime as global counterparts

Kaspersky research shows that financial services sector remains a top targeted industry on the continent.
May 3, 2021

Kaspersky partners with DataGroupIT to bolster West African footprint

Global cyber security company will gain access to new markets in Nigeria and Ghana.
Oct 2, 2020

Sub-Saharan Africa faces new APT, cyber mercenary risks

Endpoints are the most common entry points into an organisation’s infrastructure, with 68% of organisations having fallen victim to endpoint attacks, says Kaspersky.
Sep 23, 2020

Africa facing ‘millions of cyber attacks’ in 2020 – and the year isn’t over

Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa bear the brunt of malware and potentially unwanted applications, according to Kaspersky research.

First Distribution expands Kaspersky distribution to West Africa

First Distribution has expanded its distribution agreement with Kaspersky to offer security software portfolio in West Africa.
Jul 23, 2020

Employee training critical amid increasing cyber attacks in Africa

South Africa not the only country to experience attempts to break into organisational systems says Kaspersky.
Jun 3, 2020

Review of social media has Nigerian parents alarmed

Report by Kaspersky shows the need for parents to delve deeper into what their children are doing online.
Jan 30, 2020

Malware disguised under Billie Eilish brand fools 9,000 in Nigeria

Kaspersky found 30,982 malicious files that used the names of artists or their tracks in order to spread malware.