Hackers for hire on prowl, firm warns

A hooded hacker working on a laptop. Cyber security firm Kaspersky has warned Kenya of new threats by hackers.

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What you need to know:

  • Kaspersky said it has noted rife human cyber threat activity during Covid-19 despite Kenya seeing a 26 percent decrease in cyber-attacks from certain malware groups during the first half of 2020.
  • The cyber security firm says these type do not necessarily have monetary motivations in mind but seek to steal sensitive private information by gaining insights on certain markets and trends.

Cyber security firm Kaspersky has warned Kenya of new threats by hackers who are evolving their techniques and tools to steal sensitive personal information.

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