Thursday, April 25, 2024

Banned spyware entered Botswana under BOCRA’s nose?

Fresh information has emerged suggesting that Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) may have slept on the job while a banned spyware was imported into the country.

A spyware is malicious software that enters a user’s computer, gathers data from the device and user, and sends it to third parties without their consent.

Speculations that the importation of the American banned Predator Spyware may have caught BOCRA napping follows findings of a report by a consultancy contracted by BOCRA to “conduct a Consumer/Operator Perception Survey of the communications sector in Botswana” found that the Authority slept on the job while Botswana became a hub for “prohibited cyber activities.”

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