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Cyber threat landscape is transforming in Africa – Kaspersky

Cyber threat landscape is transforming in Africa - Kaspersky

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.

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