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On March 24, 2020, the president of the National Chamber of Commerce of Kenya, Keynote Mbugua, accused Vodacom, the largest telco in Kenya, of having been involved in a massive intrusion in March 2019. Mbugua claimed that the cyber-attack, which reportedly involved over 100,000 cybercrooks, affected at least 30,000 corporate resources and caused losses of over $4 million. Most of the stolen data disappeared when Vodacom allegedly wiped the compromised devices.
On July 27, 2020, the Kenyan Internet Service Providers Association (KenIso) raised concerns about overcharging charges for Internet usage and the lack of affordable internet bundles in the country. They also accused the government of enforcement agencies of carrying out fake investigations on the public.
On August 5, 2012, a hacker group called VVVVVV compromised the The Anti-Virus Bureau of the Bureau of Countermeasures of Hong Kong. The hacking group, which goes by the name VVVVVV, was behind a series of attacks on Hong Kong governmental institutions.
On August 17, 2020, German cyber-security vendor, TUAW reported that they detected malicious activity in Latin America. It was initially reported that the attackers were located in Mexico. MX Capital Group in Trinidad and Tobago, a well-known international offshore financial services provider and provider of money-transfer services, was the target of the attack. MX Capital, a private company, was shut down by the Trinidad and Tobago Financial Services Company, together with the Securities Exchange Commission of Trinidad and Tobago, on September 5, 2020, after attacks that compromised MX Capital’s system.
Some of Microsoft’s customers have been hit by a phishing scam where their accounts have been accessed by phone numbers and email addresses found on the Dark Web. It’s believed the hackers were using credentials (passwords) taken from LinkedIn profiles and other sources to gain access to personal information