Safaricom Internet Is Down 🤔


#21

Not network failure but deliberate fiber cuts that lead to network failure. Those cables did not cut themselves.

So after Safaricom was busted the other day over mpesa fraud (https://www.kahawatungu.com/2018/07/21/jkuat-student-safaricom-staffer-arrested-sim-swap-scam/) and they embarked on investigations leading to the arrest of one of their employees.

But come to think of it, one employee can’t manage the nationwide simswap-mpesa fraud thing. There must be a number of insiders. The other day Safaricom fired mpesa staff over the same issue (https://www.nation.co.ke/business/Safaricom-sacks-52--fraud-crackdown-/996-4125836-s3as1az/index.html)

So how do these guys or the remaining ones fight back to distract investigations? Sabotage the network and direct the attention elsewhere. My thoughts though.


#22

Labda walitumwa ndio tusahau masaibu ya Okash.


#23

Heh, thanks man, leo ndo nimejua niko nyuma when it comes to news, this is the first time naskia kuhusu this scam, i think i’ve seen it mentioned somewhere before but i thought it was all a joke, kumbe it’s this serious. What makes it worse- & very worrisome- is that some of Saf’s employees are the ones facilitating this scam, which means it’s so easy for these guys to get to anyone.


#24

What did you expect after eating all the brownies?


#25

All the evidence points towards social engineering attacks. In this case network downtime for whatever reason actually hurts the “fraud cartels”.

Blink twice if the cartels got to you too :grin:


#26

Actually shifting attention elsewhere so they can put up a plan B is ideal in this case. Already someone is on their tracks. At this point it’s better to spoil and lose everything than let your ass rot in jail.


#27

That is a plausible theory, I will admit that much. But until proven otherwise I shall remain sceptical.


#28

Man,these cartels have evolved bana,some chiq the other day called me and tried to social engineer me bana,her giveway was she implied my bank branch was a different branch which got me off and i decided to hang up asap and call my bank through the official support line.It got me thinking how vulnerable we can be to these kinds of attacks.


#29

Am still trying to figure out the underling exploit, but another day, a lady tried to do the same with my saf line. Funny enough, she claimed that I call a specific number often (she was right and wrong, it was my chics number but she has changed for almost an year now). The thing I didn’t know was why she needed to log into mysafaricom app.