Business Daily (Nairobi)

Kenya: Tech Gurus Caught Napping As 103 Websites Hacked

An Indonesian hacker has caught Kenya government tech gurus napping. In an unprecedented occurrence, an Indonesian hacker known as direxer has taken down 103 government of Kenya websites.

According to a Tuesday discussion on Kenya's online tech forum, Kictanet, the hacker is part of an online Indonesian security forum known as Forum Code Security and says he took down the websites following tutorials from the forum.

The news of the hacking was first exposed on the site code-security.net/archives/114, a forum on code security.

Source: Business Daily (Nairobi)

Kenya: Pay-TV companies step up rivalry for low-end segment

The battle for control of Kenya's Pay- TV market is set to intensify as DStv unveiled another low-cost product, highlighting the importance of the bottom end segment for growth.

The firm on Friday released a hand-held device that will enable subscribers to watch free-to-air stations like NTV, KTN, KISS TV, and K24 and access selected entertainment channels on its pay-per-view channels.

Source: Business Daily (Nairobi)

Kenya: 11,000 Small Businesses Get Access to Web Link

More than 11,000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have benefited from an initiative by Google, Equity Bank and Safaricom to create own websites at no fee.

Designing a simple website costs between Sh15, 000 and Sh20, 000 excluding the cost of managing it. But under the initiative, the enterprises have access to a template for free and customised for their use.

Source: Business Daily (Nairobi)