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Thursday, 7 December 2017

KUELEKEA MWISHO WA MWAKA TUNATEGEMEA MASHAMBULIZI MTANDAO ZAIDI

Nikizungumza na kundi maalum katika vikao vinavyoendelea nimewasilisha ujumbe wa Tahadhari ambapo Uma umetahadharishwa juu ya mashambulizi takriban Milioni hamsini (50 Milioni) duniani kote katika kipindi cha sikukuu yatakayo gharimu kati ya Dola 50 – Dola 5’000 kwa kila shambulizi.

Matarajio hayo ni kutokana na matumizi makubwa ya mtandao katika kufanya miamala mbali mbali ya manunuzi ya bidhaa katika kipindi hiki cha sikukuu ambapo watu wengi duniani kote wamekua wakinunua vitu mbali mbali kwa wingi kwa njia ya mitandao.

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Kwa mujibu wa ripoti ya kitelijensia ya matishio mtandao, iliyo wasilishwa na NTT Security – Imeeleza uwepo wa takriban utengenezwaji wa tovutiMilioni moja na nusu zenye mlengo wa kurubuni  kila mwezi ambazo baadhi yao zinadumu kati ya masaa ma nne had inane na kutoweka. Hili niongezeko la asilimia 74 (74%) kulinganisha na takwimu za miezi sita iliyopita.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

UK: NHS TO LAUNCH £20M CYBER SECURITY OPERATIONS CENTER

In the recent years, most developed countries are investing significantly in cyber defence & attack capabilities. The NHS is now spending £20m to set up a security operations centre that will oversee the health service's digital defences.

Among others, NHS will employ "ethical hackers" to look for weaknesses in health computer networks, not just react to breaches – Such hackers use the same tactics seen in cyber-attacks to help organisations spot weak points.

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UPDATES: The UK's Information Commissioner's Office states that organisations must take "appropriate" security measures to protect personal data and consider notifying the individuals concerned if there is a breach.
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In May, one-third of UK health trusts were hit by the WannaCry worm, which demanded cash to unlock infected PCs.

In a statement, Dan Taylor, head of the data security centre at NHS Digital, said the centre would create and run a "near-real-time monitoring and alerting service that covers the whole health and care system".

Monday, 13 November 2017

UKUAJI WA MATUMIZI YA TEHAMA WAONGEZA UHALIFU MTANDAO

Mataifa mengi yameendelea kuwekeza katika sekta ya TEHAMA ili kurahisisha huduma mbali mbali kwa jamii za mataifa husika – Ikiwa ni pamoja na mawasiliano, huduma za Afya, kifedha na hata usafirishaji ambapo TEHAMA imekua ikitumika kwa kiwango cha juu zaidi tofauti na miaka iliyopita.

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UPDATE: Apple has addressed a glitch that caused some iPhones to unexpectedly start auto-correcting the letter "i" to a capital "A" and a question mark.
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Kuwepo na Kinacho tambulika kama “Internet of things (IoT)” ambapo kimsingi ni kila kitu kitakua kimeunganishwa kwenye mtandao kunapelekea kuendelea kukua kwa uhalifu mtandao ambapo madhara yake yanategemewa kua makubwa zaidi ya ilivyo zoeleka.

Katika kipindi cha mwaka 2016/2017 Tumeshuhudia matukio kadhaa ya kihalifu mtandao ambapo mataifa mengi yamejikuta katika hasara kubwa kutokana na mashambulizi mtandao.

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NEWS UPDATE: A group of researchers and private industry experts, along with DHS officials, remotely hacked a Boeing 757 airplane owned by the DHS that was parked at the airport in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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Saturday, 4 November 2017

ESTONIA: CYBER THREAT FORCES ONLINE GOVERNMENT SERVICES LOCK-DOWN

Estonia's Prime Minister Juri Ratas.
Estonian Government plans to block citizens from accessing online government services from Saturday (04 – Nov – 2017) while it works to fix a security flaw.

A problem with the country's national identity cards was identified earlier this year, affecting 760,000 people.

The flaw could let attackers decrypt private data or impersonate citizens.

Those who have not had their cards updated with new security certificates will no longer be able to use them to access some services from midnight.

Estonia's digital ID system lets citizens access government and some private services such as medical records, voting and banking.

But security researchers found the encryption used in the ID cards was easily cracked which could, if exploited, let attackers impersonate people.



Monday, 30 October 2017

IDADI KUBWA YA PROGRAM TUMISHI ZIMEENDELEA KUIBA TAARIFA ZA WATUMIAJI

Nchini Tanzania Matumizi ya TEHAMA yame endelea kukua katika maeneo mbali mbali. Hii ime endelea kurahisisha upatikananaji wa huduma muhimu na kuwezesha watu kuendelea kuwasiliana kwa urahisi.

Viwanda na Taasisi mbali mbali zimeendelea kutumia TEHAMA ili kukuza ufanisi na kufikia watu wengi kwa kipindi kifupi. Miamala ya kifedha, ukusanyaji kodi, pamoja na mawasiliano ni baadhi tu ya mambo yanayo wezeshwa na TEHAMA nchini.

Usalama wa mifumo ya TEHAMA ni moja ya jambo muhimu sana ambapo Tanzania inapaswa kuwekeza ili kujilinda na aina zozote za kialifu mtandao ambazo zinaweza kupelekea huduma muhimu kutopatikana na hatimae uchumi wa Nchi kuyumba.

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STATISTICS: Tanzania installed 27,000 KMS of optic fiber connecting all regions and it has 7 mobile operators – About 94% network coverage, 85% SIM penetration and 40% internet users.
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Mkutano mkuu wa mwaka wa wataalam wa TEHAMA nchini Tanzania ulio fanyika mwishoni mwa wiki iliyopita (26 – 27, Octoba – 2017) jijini Dar-es salaam ulipata kujadili usalama mtandao ambapo mada kadhaa zilizo jikita katika kutoa elimu ya namna bora za kuimarisha usalama wa mifumo yetu zili wasilishwa na kujadiliwa.

Monday, 9 October 2017

THE RISE OF FINANCIAL CYBER THREATS

FINANCIAL threats are still profitable for cyber criminals and, therefore, continue to be an enduring part of the threat landscape. From financial Trojans that attack online banking, to attacks against automated teller machines (ATMs) and fraudulent interbank transactions, there are many different attack vectors utilised by criminals.

Symantec predicted in 2015, there was an increase in attacks against corporations and financial institutions during 2016. This was evident from a series of high-value heists targeting Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift) customers. While there is no evidence of any such high value heists on Swift customers this year, the 2016 attacks saw several such institutions lose millions of dollars to cyber criminals and nation state-supported attackers such as the Lazarus group.


On average, 38 per cent of the financial threats we detected in 2016 were found in large business locations. Most of these infection attempts were not targeted attacks but were instead due to widespread email campaigns. Although we have seen a 36 per cent decrease in detection numbers for financial malware in 2016, this is mainly due to earlier detection in the attack chain and more focused attacks.

With more than 1.2 million annual detections, the financial threat space is still 2.5 times bigger than that of Ransomware. The financial Trojan threat landscape is dominated by three malware families: Ramnit, Bebloh (Trojan.Bebloh), and Zeus (Trojan.Zbot). These three families were responsible for 86 per cent of all financial.