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




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



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http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/Company%20Industry/Kenya%20tops%20list%20of%20EA%20countries%20worst%20hit%20by%20computer%20viruses/-/539550/1006422/-/vyb5f/-/ 

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.

=E2=80=9CGiven East Africa=E2=80=99s 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,=E2=80=9D said Mr Sergey Novikov, head of the region=E2=80=99s 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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