It’s open season for cyber criminals

What you need to know:

  • Many Kenyans fall victim to cybercrime because of either sharing too much information online or carelessness.
  • As the Covid-19 pandemic raged in 2020, nearly 140 million cyber threat events were reported, a jump of about 40 per cent over the previous year.
  • Cybersecurity experts say that password reuse is the single biggest enabler of account hijacks.

Some customers who contact Safaricom for help on Facebook include their mobile and ID numbers in their public posts even though the telecommunication company advises people to share personal details through direct message to keep them private. This has led to many of them being defrauded or falling victim to other scams online.

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