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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Uganda’s next war

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Uganda’s next war: Experts warn as phones of politicians are hacked THE LAST WORD Ethiopia’s failed reform: How Africa’s most successful economy has produced a political crisis that may tear it apart ANALYSIS …

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Stanbic Bank employee remanded over hacking of telecom giants

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court has remanded Alvin Mugerwa to Kitalya government’s prison on charges related to hacking of Pegasus Technologies systems. Mugerwa was on Friday afternoon arraigned before Grade One Senior Magistrate Stella Maris Amabilis who read to him two charges under the Computer Misuse …

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50 telecom agents, record officials arrested over Pegasus hacking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigations Directorate has so far arrested over 50 telecom agents and records officials from various companies over the recent hacking of Pegasus, a third-party aggregator in financial transactions run by MTN, Airtel, Stanbic Bank and Bank of Africa. The hackers accessed Pegasus technologies …

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Samson Kasumba’s twitter account hacked

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The twitter account of NBS TV host Samson Kasumba was on Wednesday reportedly hacked, prompting quick action to reclaim it by the broadcaster’s tech team. A statement from NBS’s Desire Derekford Mugumisa stated that, ” A few hours ago, @SamsonKasumba’s account was hacked, and …

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Team set up to probe hacking of bank, telecom systems

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Criminal Investigations Directorate Grace Akullo has set up a team to investigate the alleged hacking into the electronic systems of a bank and two telecom companies. The hackers allegedly accessed systems of Pegasus technologies that manage electronic transactions of telecom companies …

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Twitter CEO account hacked, tweets by text halted

Washington, United States | AFP |  Twitter on Wednesday halted users’ ability to fire off tweets via text messages as it seeks to fix a vulnerability that led to CEO Jack Dorsey’s account being hijacked. Dorsey last week was the target of so-called “SIM swap” fraud, which enables a hacker …

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Assange: a decade of stunning leaks of US secrets

Washington, United States | AFP | The US government has regarded WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as a dangerous national security threat ever since he and his organization opened a decade-long effort to expose US secrets — from military files to embarrassing Democratic Party emails during the 2016 election. But Assange’s …

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