Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Computer Crime is Rampant in Kenya

Computer CrimeKenya ICT expert Kaligewa Muchiri recently said that computer crime in Kenya led to the annual loss of about 10 billion Kenyan shillings (one dollar is about equal 68 Kenya shillings).

Kenya's second largest newspaper, "banner" on the 1st quoted Kaligewa Muchiri that the result of computer crime, such as Kenya and other countries in east Africa sufferred huge business losses. Such threat not only increasing the operator's costs but also wasting a lot of time.

He said that Internet security and e-commerce facing many challenges including data theft, viruses, hackers, spam and so on. African countries is building a solid, flexible online trading system to promote e-commerce development.

According to reports, the first East Africa International Conference of e-commerce and Internet security will be held on 18 to 19 by Kenya. The core issue of the meeting is how to improve the security of e-commerce.

Originally Posted: China Business Daily
Author: Angulo Fu