Android smartphones in South Africa are the second-most targeted for banking malware, as malicious software attacks in general saw double-digit increases in the country, new research has revealed.
South Africa saw malware attacks increase by 22% year-on-year in the first quarter of this year, according to Kaspersky Lab, which held its annual Cyber Security Weekend in Cape Town.
There are 13,842 cyber attacks per day in Africa’s most sophisticated economy, says Amin Hasbini, Kaspersky’s head of global research and analysis for in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. That equates to just less than 577 attempted attacks every hour, or just over nine every second.
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