Ethiopia Witnesses 5,856 Cyber Attacks in 9 Months

Reportedly, Ethiopia has recorded 5,856 cyberattacks in the first nine months of its current fiscal year.

In recent reports, it has been witnessed that Ethiopia saw 5,856 cyberattacks in the first nine months of the ongoing Ethiopian fiscal year.

“The agency managed to foil 97.7 per cent of those attacks.

The number of cyber attacks targeting Ethiopia has jumped by 400 percent compared to the same period of the previous fiscal year.

Most of the cyber attacks involved malware attacks on websites, with cyber attacks on infrastructure and online scams being the second and third most frequent forms of cyber attacks.

The cyber attacks had varied motives, including geopolitical, political and economic ones.”

Solomon Soka, Deputy Director-General, Ethiopia Information Security Agency (INSA)

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