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7.9 million Cases Of Cyber Threats Detected Between January And March – Report

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A report by Communication Authority Of Kenya (CA) on sector statistics shows that there were a total 7.9 million cyber threats detected by the National Computer Incident Response Team (KE-CIRT/CC) between January and March. This denoted a 25.5 percent decrease given the 10.7 million cyber threats detected during September-December 2017 period.

During the quarter, the cyber threats detected varied from denial of service (DOS) including
botnet and brute-force attacks that led to denial of computer services and illegal access to
computer systems; online impersonation via social media accounts and domain names; web application attacks including website defacement; malware including phishing attacks; online abuse including online fraud, hate speech, incitement to violence and fake news; and systems misconfiguration, among others.

Online Fraud was the biggest at 50 per cent followed at a distance by malware attacks and system misconfiguration, both at 22 per cent.

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