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MTN Uganda says government security personnel raided its data centre | Africanews - 9 months ago, 6 July 19:19

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MTN Uganda, a unit of the South African telecoms firm, said government security personnel had raided its data centre and disconnected four of its servers.

The firm said in a July 3 letter to the state-run telecommunications regulator that it had “reported to police a case of illegal intrusion into the data centre and the disconnection of the four information servers.”

The regulator Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)’s top official confirmed to Reuters receipt of the letter, a copy of which was shared on some Ugandan WhatsApp groups.

This incident poses a serious security risk to our telecommunications infrastructure and customer data.

“I don’t know who leaked it but I received it, yes. They were complaining that they were raided,” Godfrey Mutabazi told Reuters.

MTN Uganda is the country’s largest telecommunications firm with a subscriber base of 11 million. The firm has been operating in Uganda since 1998 when it acquired a ...
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