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ODPP Facebook Account Hack Raises Eyebrows on Cybersecurity in Kenya

Kenyans pointed out how ODPP needs to educate the country on how to avoid such attacks.

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ODPP Facebook Account Hack Raises Eyebrows on Cybersecurity in Kenya
Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji

The Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions’ Facebook page was hacked by cybercriminals showing how Cybersecurity is still a major issue in Kenya.

The ODPP page said on twitter that they were hacked and Kenyans pointed out how they need to educate the country on how to avoid such attacks.

“We wish to inform the members of the public that our Facebook page has been temporarily hacked and we are working towards resolving the issue,”the official ODPP twitter page tweeted.

Kenyans responding on the tweet raised concerns on how cybersecurity is an issue in Kenya that needs to be addressed seriously.

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Hope you will use your experience to help/educate Kenyans understand how you were hacked. Ways to avoid such and how you resolve the problem,” David Waweru, a tweep, responded to ODPP’s tweet. Another tweep, Calvin Marimu, said that he hoped the hackers wouldn’t come for the servers next time.

In their Facebook account, hackers have renamed the ODPP’s Facebook to Fam Hâm Mộ Của QuanCon.

On the Facebook page, the alleged hackers reposted the tweet just a few minutes after ODPP wrote it on Twitter.

It is yet unclear who is responsible for the hack.

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Early this month, Cybercriminals were put on notice as a committee to protect information systems in the country was launched in Nairobi.

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i called for investment in the cybersecurity industry to be able to match with other parts of the world and ensure safety.

Numerous Kenyan companies have in the recent past been victims of cyberattacks.

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