Kenyan watchdog warns of ransomware cyber attack

Monday 15 May 2017 | 09:24 CET | News
The Communications Authority has warned about a cyber attack that is targeting computers around the world and has advised Kenyans to exercise caution to avoid falling victim.

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Companies: Communications Authority of Kenya
Countries: Kenya
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