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[ISN] Kenya tops list of EA countries worst-hit by computer viruses

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Sep 10 2010 - 07:50:08 GMT

By Kui Kinyanjui
Business Daily
September 9 2010

Kenya has risen to become the most insecure country in East Africa in
terms of virtual threats, according to new industry findings.

International data security firm Kaspersky says Kenya now tops the list
of East African countries for computers that are infected with dangerous
threats and malicious viruses.

“Given East Africa’s recent Internet connectivity boom, with the landing
of SEACOM the number of security infections in Kenya has increased
approximately 10 times and roughly four times during the last six
months,” said Mr Sergey Novikov, head of the region’s research at
Kaspersky Lab.

Mr Novikov says such statistics are a cause for major concern as hackers
infect computers to gain access to private and important information,
from personal banking details to company data bases and information that
should not be shared.


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