Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Allegations of China's Hacking of Kenyan Ministries; Denials by Kenya and China

 Reuters published on 24 May 2023 an article titled "Exclusive: Chinese Hackers Attacked Kenyan Government as Debt Strains Grew" by Aaron Ross, James Parson, and Christopher Bing.  

Drawing on three sources, Reuters reported that Chinese hackers targeted Kenya's government in a widespread, years-long series of digital intrusions against key ministries and state institutions.  Chinese government officials called the accusations "baseless."

Kenya's Ministry of Interior and National Administration issued a statement on 25 May that said the report should be "viewed as sponsored propaganda."