Targeting of Kenyan government
Date of report
  • May 2023
  • Believed to be the work of the Chinese government
Chinese hackers targeted several ministries within Kenya’s government for several years. The hacks were primarily to gain information on Kenya’s ability to repay its debts associated with projects funded under China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Suspected victims
  • Kenyan government ministries, especially those with financial information
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
Victim government reaction
  • Yes
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response