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Two deny hacking into Kenya NIC bank’s data

Two men accused of hacking into a bank’s database and threatening to publish confidential information have denied multiple charges of theft, attempted extortion and blackmail. Mr Alex Mutungi Mutuku and… Read more »

Amnesty International launches software to detect government spying

Amnesty International has introduced software to help ordinary citizens find out if governments are monitoring their computer activity. However, new anti-snooping programmer is far from foolproof. Known as Detekt, the… Read more »

For sale: Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe

Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments across the world the ability to track the movements of almost anybody who carries a cellphone, whether they are blocks away or on… Read more »

77 Chinese held in Nairobi Runda estate cyber bust

A cyber command centre capable of disrupting communication systems in the country has been found in a Nairobi estate. Directorate of Criminal Investigations officers Wednesday carried a swoop in the… Read more »

Kenya Facebook users lose millions in hacking scam

More than 5,000 Kenyan Facebook users have lost millions of shillings in a social hacking scam that lasted for a year, a local cyber security firm has revealed. The firm,… Read more »

[VIDEO] Police arrest 36 Chinese nationals with sophisticated communication gadgets in Runda

Police stumbled upon what could turn out to be a cyber crimes syndicate in the country. Thirty-six Chinese nationals were on Sunday arrested for being in Kenya illegally after one… Read more »

Hackers breach some White House computers

Hackers thought to be working for the Russian government breached the unclassified White House computer networks in recent weeks, sources said, resulting in temporary disruptions to some services while cybersecurity… Read more »

[VIDEO] How loss of computer data led to the birth of Sh300m firm

On November 22, George Njoroge will be among thousands of students who will graduate from Inoorero University in Nairobi. But Mr Njoroge is no ordinary student. In 2007, he was… Read more »

How How hackers Are Stealing Millions From ATM Worldwide With New Malware

A criminal gang is using a piece of malware to allow it to steal millions in cash from ATMs around the world without having to use a credit or debit… Read more »

UK technology company launches security and data storage solutions in Kenya

The Kenyan IT market has a new entrant, Emerdis which is a UK technology distribution company that is planning to venture into the Kenyan market by introducing IT Security, Connectivity… Read more »

33-year-old kenyan techie eyes NSE listing for Sh100m company

Losing data on a major project is a nightmare that has disrupted the plans of many people and even cost some their jobs. When it happened to George Njoroge, however,… Read more »

Fraudsters find easy cash in Kenya’s mobile banking : report

Kenyans who have subscribed to mobile banking services run the risk of exposing their money to fraudsters, according to a new report. The Kenya Cyber Security Report, 2014 says most local banks… Read more »

FBI seeks Kenya’s help to arrest bank fraud suspects in Nairobi

Preliminary investigations have indicated that three of the suspects live in the Doonholm, Parklands and Hurlingham areas of Nairobi. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has asked Kenya to help… Read more »

Anonymous group warns of more Kenya cyber attacks

The ongoing cyber-attacks on web and social sites operated by the government, the military and top leaders is part of an effort to expose corruption in Kenya, a ‘hacktivist’ group… Read more »

Here’s How You Protect Your Twitter Account From Being Hacked

Yesterday, I noticed peculiar tweets trying to sell some product for Dr. Oz began appearing on my profile. Clearly, my account had been compromised by something since I wasn’t typing… Read more »