The African countries of Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa may face a significant change in the cyber threat landscape, said Kaspersky ICS CERT Senior Security Researcher Maria Garnaeva.
In an event in Johannesburg, Garnaeva stated that the decrease of regular and self-propagating malware means that the region is bound to see new cybercrime models in the upcoming year.
Kaspersky’s research noted that the overall number of mass cyber-attacks this year dropped by 7.5% in Nigeria, 12% in SA, and 28.6% in Kenya due to the introduction of new cybercrime models in the region.
Kaspersky advises several African countries to prepare themselves for a new wave of digital attacks.
Further, Garnaeva added that the region is entering the era where APT actors are using existing malware distribution platforms to attack a company’s network.
Cybercrime models like these are harder to trace and open a new vector similar to supply chain attacks.