Africa

Cyber attack attempts more than double in Ethiopia this year

Ethiopia has recorded more than 2,800 cyber-attack attempts during the concluding Ethiopian 2020/2021 year, registering an alarming increase in such attacks, an Ethiopian official said on Monday.

The number more than doubled the 1,080 similar cyber-attack attempts recorded during the previous year, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate quoted Ethiopia Information Network Security Agency officials as saying.

Noting most of the cyber attacks targeting Ethiopia were foiled before they could cause any significant harm, the agency warned organizations to strengthen their cyber security systems so as to contain future attempts.

Ethiopia is currently on a drive to upgrade its largely traditional basic services infrastructure and government bureaucracy, using cyber technology as a key component.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was previously head of the East African country’s information network security agency, has been engaged in an ambitious drive to introduce cyber technology across all public and private sectors.

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