Government Websites Hacked! How Safe Is your Huduma Number Info?

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

The portals were attacked in the morning with hackers placing their logo on the landing pages, in a clear indication they have taken control of the site.

All the hacked websites are on servers powered by the Unix-based FreeBSD operating system.

Some of the affected websites included those of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), the Immigration Department, Kenya Meat Commission, Petroleum Ministry and Refugees Affairs.

The other sites that were attacked include National Environment Trust Fund, the Department of Planning and the National Development Implementation Technical Committee were also attacked.

The number of sites are:

The attack comes barely a few years after an Indonesian hacker known as direxer took down over 100 government websites.

The hacker is part of an online Indonesian security forum known as Forum Code Security took down the websites following tutorials from the forum.

The news of the hacking was first exposed on the site code-security.net/archives/114.

The attack also comes barely a few years after the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) website was also hacked.

CA is the State agency that regulates Internet resources for public and private entities.

This leads us to wonder if the government cannot keep its own websites safe, how sure are we who registered for Huduma number, know they will keep our info safe??

Share your thoughts below.

More Articles for You

South African Sho Madjozi raps in fluent Swahili

Kiswahili language has gain momentum. Countries not only in East Africa use swahili but the language has been adapted even …

Huddah Monroe Rise to fame lands her in LA magazine

Also living in the here and now is Huddah Monroe, a beauty entrepreneur who shot to fame when she appeared …

Model Amber Rose claps back to those who lined her up in the list of hoes

A viral list went out in social media. The list contained a list of women in the American industry whom …

What you need to know about the upcomimg National Census 2019?

Kenya as a country does population census after every 10 years. This time round it marks the first census to …

Are you a fan of burgers? Nairobi Burger Week is here with us.

The 3rd Annual Nairobi Burger Festival kicks off this weekend with a record number of restaurants, over 125 outlets in …

Diamond Platinumz Secret Daughter

Diamond Platinumz is one musician who has kept netizens talking everytime something pops up. Diamond has over the years been …