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

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.

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