Focus On Awareness As Kenya’s Cyber Threats Jump 135pc


By Adonijah Ochieng

Cyber threats in Kenya more than doubled in the year to June, new data by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) shows, indicating heightened risk.

The National Cybersecurity Centre (NCC) detected 51.9 million threats for the 2018-2019 period, compared to the 22.1 million recorded in the 2017-2018 period

In the last quarter of the year alone, some 26.6 million cyber threats were picked compared to 11.3 million threats in the January-March period this year, the regulator said.

The CA said this increase mirrored a global trend.

“This increase in the number of cyber threat events detected is attributed to the global increase in malware including ransomware attacks during this period,” said CA in its latest report.

The trend highlights the growing threat that millions of internet users in Kenya face today as attackers become more aggressive and complex.

The number of advisories given by the NCC jumped 15.3 percent to 16,347 in the last quarter…Read more>>


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