Kenyan Government Website Hacked


An article published by Citizen Digital claiming that 18 Kenyan government websites were hacked by a group of Indonesian cyber attackers is a MIXTURE.

These group of hackers known as the Kurd Electronic Team defaced Kenya’s government related websites earlier on 1 June 2019. At the time of publishing some of the websites, like that of the National Youth Service, had been restored while others were still displaying the hacking group’s message stating that they were responsible for the defacement.

In some cases, Kenya’s ICT Authority seemed to have regained control and put up a message that they are under maintenance.

“Sorry for the inconvenience but we’re performing some maintenance at the moment. If you need to you can always contact us. Otherwise we’ll be back online shortly! – GoK Cyber Security Team”

So far, it is not clear what was the motive for the defacements. However, looking at the list of hundreds of websites that the Kurd Electronic Team have previously defaced worldwide it could well be that they hunt for vulnerabilities on websites and when they find them, they exploit them and deface their target websites.

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