The number of organizations in South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria that were attacked with spyware increased steadily in the first quarter of 2023 (Q1 2023), according to Kaspersky.
The company recorded an increase of 18.8% in South Africa, 12.9% in Kenya, and 14.6% in Nigeria from Q4 2022 to Q1 2023.
Thin clients are small, lightweight computers that are used to access remote desktop environments. They are often used by organizations to provide employees with a cost-effective way to work remotely. However, thin clients are also vulnerable to cyberattacks, including spyware.
Spyware is a type of malware that can be used to steal personal information, such as passwords, credit card numbers, and social security numbers. It can also be used to track user activity and monitor communications.
Kaspersky believes that the increase in spyware attacks on organizations in South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria is due to the growing popularity of thin clients. As more organizations adopt thin clients, they are becoming a more attractive target for cybercriminals.
In response to the growing threat of spyware, Kaspersky is promoting the Cyber Immune approach to thin client security.
The Cyber Immune approach is based on the principle of minimizing the attack surface of a system. This is done by reducing the number of software components that are installed on the system and by isolating these components from each other.
Kaspersky offers a number of products and services that can help organizations to implement the Cyber Immune approach to thin client security.