In what is turning out to be a rather bizarre story, the Kenya Police website was “hacked” earlier this week. Nothing too extraordinary, right? (Unfortunately government sites have been hacked before). This is what the site looked like when hacked:
In a very short period of time, the site was recovered and everything seemed back to normal. It looked like our boys in blue indeed do have the capacity to fight cyber crime, on their own ‘turf’ no less.
Until today. The hacker broke in again and did this:
So, yeah. The Kenya police website was broken into. Twice. In a time-frame of a few days. It makes me wonder whether the boys in blue really do take cyber security seriously. This time the hacker even exposed the admin password for the Kenya Police website. It seems the Kenya Police have really pissed someone off.
As Rad from SkunkWorks put it, “Just goes to show that being hacked is not a web server issue. it is a SECURITY issue!”
It appears that the website was hacked multiple times by multiple people. Read about it here. Looks like our coppers don’t know a damn thing about security…