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Kenya a safe haven for cyber gangsters

Two geeks last week separately violated my electronic privacy. The first used a “crack” in my home computer’s Windows XP operating system to install a malicious programme. Every time I logged onto the Internet, the PC would switch off. That was the Msblast worm. A few days later, I received in excess of 1,200 e-mail items in my inbox at one go. I spent over two hours downloading the e-mails, out of which only five were useful. The rest were repetitive garbage. The Microsoft website identified the glitch as the Sobig bug. The flood kept coming for a couple of days, even after I had “manually” removed the offending virus and updated my virus definitions. Experts are warning us to expect a DDS (distributed denial of service) attack from Sobig. In a DDS attack, targeted websites are swamped with millions of useless inquiries and data, locking out legitimate users and clients. The affected site collapses and shuts down, losing business. The cyber gangster has arrived! Full Story

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