Al Shabaab plans to hack into Kenya’s election claims are so worrying

Cyber-security is one of the biggest challenges Kenya has been trying to fight. Reports of government institutions being hacked by unknown people have been on the rise in recent times.

 In fact, this year in May, the online hacktivist Anonymous conducted a sophisticated attack on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs servers stealing 1TB of data, some of which ended up on the Dark web.

The leaked data contained confidential and non-confidential files. They included email conversations, security related communication and even letters discussing the security situation in Sudan where KDF was fighting the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA).

In 2012, an Indonesian hacker that is known, as Direxer also brought down 103 government of Kenya websites overnight. The hacker was part of an online Indonesian security forum known as Forum Code Security. He claimed he took down the websites following tutorials from the forum.

All these cases of hacking are challenges Kenyan should expect

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