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Global cybersecurity Forum in Riyadh

Global Cybersecurity Forum In Riyadh Emphasizes the Need for International Collaboration

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The 2023 Global Cybersecurity Forum (GCF) was held last week in Riyadh under the theme 'Charting Shared Priorities in Cyberspace,'. GCF explored critical issues,...

Users Urged to Update WinRAR, Serious Vulnerability Found

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WinRAR users are urged to update the applications to the latest release after a security vulnerability has been discovered. The popular Windows archive tool...
TIMS fraudsters arrested

DCI Bust NTSA TIMS Fraud Network: 11 Suspects Apprehended

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A significant breakthrough for Kenyan detectives has led to the apprehension of  11 suspects. The suspects are linked to a high-level motor vehicle registration...
Egyptian Ahmed Eltantawy iPhone targeted by predator

iPhone Spyware Alert: New Predator Exploit Chain Unearthed

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Citizen Lab and Google’s Threat Analysis Group have discovered an iPhone exploit chain designed to install Predator spyware on iOS versions through 16.6.1. This...
Chinese spies Sogu malware in Africa

Chinese Spies Target Kenya and Others with USB Malware

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Chinese spies have been running an espionage campaign that relies on passing malware from one device to another via a USB drive. The spies...
How to identify the name of unknown callers

Unknown Callers: 4 Simple Tricks to Identify the Phone Number

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You may be receiving unwanted calls repeatedly from unknown callers. From vishing (voice phishing) attacks to random marketing calls, and unexpected and unwanted calls...
Naivas Ransomware Attacck

Data Disaster: 611GB of Naivas Customer Data Leaked in April

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In April this year, local retail chain Naivas reported a cyber attack on their systems. The supermarket claimed that the attack was a ransomware...
Google Chrome web browser security flaw patch

Google Chrome Users Urged to Immediately Update the App

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Google has rolled out a crucial update to its Chrome web browser. The security patch released on Monday is meant to address a critical security...
zero-click vulnerability infiltrates Apple devices

Spyware Alert! Apple Users Should Immediately Update All Devices

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Civil Society organization, Citizen Lab discovered a zero-click vulnerability on Apple devices. The vulnerability allows Pegasus mercenary spyware to infiltrate devices. Zero-click means the spyware...
LinkedIn scam stealing personal data

Beware! LinkedIn Scam Preying on Job Seekers

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With the growth of remote jobs, a LinkedIn scam has also taken root. The intention of the scammers appears to be data collection from...
hacked

How You Can Best Protect Yourself Amidst a Surge in Global Cyberattacks

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A mid-year security report by Check Point Research (CPR) has revealed an 8% surge in the number of global weekly cyberattacks in Q2 2023,...
Smishing attacks a form of social engineering via text messages

Smishing Attack: How Criminals Use Text Messages To Steal From You

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Smishing is a criminal attack that relies on mobile text messages to trick people into downloading malware, sharing sensitive information, or sending money to...
Mwango Capital Twitter account hacked by Sushi crypto

Mwango Capital X (Twitter) Account Hacked

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Mwango Capital is financial research organisation in East Africa. Late last night they reported their X handle had been hacked. Erick Mokaya, the founder...
Skype flaw is a vulnerbility exposing IP addresses to hackers

Beware! Skype Flaw Might Leak Your IP to Hackers

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A security researcher has discovered a skype flaw that enables hackers to grab IP addresses. Alarmingly, it does not matter where the IP address...
Computer Misuse & Cybercrimes Act , ministry calls for public comments

Computer Misuse & Cybercrimes Regulations: Call for Public Comments

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The Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National security is inviting comments from the public on the draft Computer Misuse & Cybercrimes regulations 2023. A...
Director Internal Audit , CA, Ms. Rosalind Muriithi

Kenya Third Most Targeted Country By Cyber Attacks in Africa as CA Moves to Cull Threat

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In 2018, cyber-attacks directed at Kenya stood at 7.7 million. In 2023, the attacks have sky-rocked to a high of 444 million, ranking Kenya...
PS Interior Dr. Raymond Omollo

Government to Amend the Cybercrimes Act of 2018

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Principal Secretary for Interior and National Administration, Dr. Raymond Omollo has revealed that the ministry is working on making amendments to The Computer Misuse...
cybersecurity threats report by Communications Authority

Cybersecurity Threats: Kenyans Face about 200 Million Cyber Threats

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The day to day activities of Kenyans are more integrated with technology. As this happens, the number of cybersecurity threats also rises. The Communication Authority...
Communications Authority , Huawei students cybersecurity Hackathon Series

CA, Huawei Team up For Students Cybersecurity Hackathon Series

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The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), Huawei, and the Kenya Cyber Security and Forensics Association (KCSFA) have partnered to run a cybersecurity hackathon. The cybersecurity...

April Identified as Most Dangerous Month for Ransomware Attacks

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Ransomware attacks have been on the rise in recent years, and according to research by NordLocker, April is the most dangerous period for such...

Cybercriminals Are Now Eyeing Passwords and Cloud Vulnerabilities 

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Cybercriminals are persistent, sophisticated, and constantly adapting to new technologies. With more companies using cloud services and the growing importance of password security, attacks...

Cyberattacks in Countries Such As the US Are Targeting Healthcare for Medical Records

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Check Point Research (CPR) has published a report on the trends in cyber attacks from the previous year, including data on the volume of...

Contrary to Popular Belief, Linux Sytems Are Now Receiving Their Fair Share of Cyberattacks

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What happened over the period the COVID-19 pandemic started and when it reached its peak? Well, more people went online for work, school, entertainment,...

Retail Industry Second Most Targeted Industry by Ransomware in 2021

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Cybersecurity firm Sophos has revealed that retail had the second highest rate of ransomware attacks last year of all sectors surveyed after the media,...

After 2017’s WannaCry Attacks, Ransomware is Still the Number One Online Threat

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A new report has revealed that cyberattacks are becoming firmly entrenched as a state-level weapon, including the new ransomware method of ‘Country Extortion’ and...

Windows KB5013943 Update Is Causing Blue Screen of Death Via Sophos Antivirus

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Cybersecurity vendor Sophos has released a fix for an error triggering Blue Screens of Death. The cases were reported on Windows 11 by users...

Businesses Can Now Hire Microsoft Cybersecurity Experts

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Microsoft has announced a cybersecurity initiative dubbed 'Microsoft Security Experts'. The program will allow interested businesses to hire Microsoft's cybersecurity employees to help them...

Sophos Unveils Cloud Workload Protection Advancements

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Sophos unveiled advancements to Sophos Cloud Workload Protection, including new Linux host and container security capabilities. These enhancements accelerate the detection and response of...

Kenya’s New Cyber Shujaa Program To Train 2,000 Youth As Cybersecurity Experts

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USIU-Africa, Kenya Bankers Association and Serianu have unveiled a cyber training initiative. The program will train 2,000 professionals, boosting the base of Kenya’s...

How Safaricom Uses Cybersecurity, IoT and The Cloud to Empower Businesses

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Telco Safaricom is known across the world, but most of us are aware about a few of its products: carrier services (voice, SMS and...

Africa Is Now the Most Targeted Region for Cyberattacks

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In 2021, the number of cyberattacks recorded was record-breaking, with a 50% increase in overall attacks per week on corporate networks compared to 2020. In...
uganda cryptocurrency

Botnets and Cryptominers Responsible for the Majority of Kenya-Business Cyberattacks

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The online space has never been safe, and every other year, we receive new numbers that showcase how dangerous the digital world can be,...
Passwords

Stop Using These Common and Weak Passwords in 2021

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It's 2021 or at least the year is ending and people are still using dumb and more common passwords to secure their online accounts. Malicious...

Education, Research The Most Attacked Industries in The Cyberspace

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Cyber security firm Check Point Research has published its latest Global Threat Index for October 2021. According to the report, the modular botnet and banking...

Data Reveals 66% of Kenyan Staff Are Working from Home

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Liquid Intelligent Technologies has announced key research findings of the evolving nature of the cybersecurity space in Africa. The findings are based vast assessment of...

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