Friday, January 07, 2011

Kenya Police Website Hack

Nice touch of irony here.

The Kenya Police website was hacked this month - twice. This is definitely a security issue.

The grapevine has it that this was as a result of a local hacking competition.

Reverse DNS points it to a local telco's IP pool.


Nico said...

I think its high the Govt. sets up a cyber-crime prevention unit. I pitied the spokesman going on and on about how they will "investigate". He should first fire the guy managing that site! seriously, how do you put a site password as "PASSWORD"?

Muthoga Kioni said...

I do agree with you Nico. Leaving your website password as "PASSWORD" would be hilarious if it wasn't for the damage that results from a successful hack.

The Police do have a Cyber-Crime Unit but you really have to sympathize with them due to the fact that they are stretched attending to the more "immediate" conventional crimes.

Nico said...

They really need to up their game. Micro-terrorism only used to exist in the books a couple of years ago. However, if the stuxnet worm is a sign of things to come, then we should be very afraid.

Anonymous said...

a whole police website,oh right its kenya.
The funny thing is they dont realy seem to realise that internet security is becoming more complex.
Security vulnerabilities which where patched up years ago in the states,are the ones being used on government systems.
I wount be suprised if KRA goes down the same road.

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