Bethwel Opil

Phishing in Africa: scammers target digital payment users

Research by Kaspersky reflects high incident rates in Kenya and Nigeria.
Staff Writer
Aug 20, 2021

Malware, Ransomware continue to test Africa’s security

85 million attacks in six months, with South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Ethiopia mostly targeted, according to Kaspersky research.
Aug 5, 2021

Escalating financial malware a cause for serious concern in Kenya

According to Kaspersky, 29% of corporate users in Kenya experienced financial malware attacks in the first half of 2021.
Jul 23, 2020

Employee training critical amid increasing cyber attacks in Africa

South Africa not the only country to experience attempts to break into organisational systems says Kaspersky.
Oct 29, 2019

Virtual currency crime spikes in South Africa

2800% increase in trades from South Africa this month compared to October 2018, according to Paxful.
Jun 28, 2019

Security, knowledge the main challenges to cryptocurrency trade in Africa

Kaspersky Africa highlights findings of Cryptocurrency Report 2019.
Mar 25, 2019

Bethwel Opil to lead Kaspersky Lab enterprise sales for Africa

Newly appointed Enterprise Sales Manager will focus on service to Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
Oct 9, 2015

Kenya to create online register to curb cyber crime

Authorities move to protect digital assets and official identities.
Aug 13, 2015

Why Africa's SMEs must beef up security

Kaspersky Lab East Africa's Bethwel Opil explains why basic measures simply don't cut it anymore.
Jul 2, 2015

Kenya’s Facebook users exposed to malicious attacks

Kenyans are most likely to have one password which exposes them to cyber criminals.
May 20, 2015

Top Kenyan hotel adds security layer

InterContinental hotel has deployed the services of Kaspersky Lab to protect sensitive information.
Feb 12, 2015

Beware of valentine scams, says expert

Online users warned not to let their emotions take over when looking for Valentines deals.