Gov't responds after 18 of its websites are hacked

Gov't addresses website hacks

Kenyan government websites hacked; Gov't responds

Government spokesperson Col. Cyrus Oguna has assured Kenyans that IFMIS is secure following reports of a cyber attack on several government websites.

In a statement to newsrooms, Col. Oguna confirmed that 18 government websites had been encroached by hackers but said there was no cause for alarm since the affected sites are just ‘informational’ platforms.

He termed the invasion as an impairment, further stating that the affected websites are hosted on a single server.

The defacing was on websites that are devoted to sharing information with the public. These websites are not connected to any government database or systems,” the statement read in part.

Return to normalcy

A team at the ICT authority is working to restore normalcy on the affected websites including those of the National Youth Service (NYS), Judicial Service Commission (JSC), Immigration Department, Kenya Meat Commission, Petroleum Ministry and Refugees Affairs.

The hackers said to be from Indonesia placed their logo on the landing pages of the websites showing they had taken control of the platforms.

The National Youth Service (NYS) and Integrated Financial Management System (IFMIS) are among a host of government websites that were Monday attacked by an Indonesia hacker group, Kurd Electronic Team.

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