SECURITY BREACH

'We'll resolve this!' DPP assures Kenyans after hacking of Facebook page

Hackers have renamed the ODPP's Facebook to Fam Hâm Mộ Của QuanCon.

In Summary

• The hackers renamed the ODPP's Facebook to Fam Hâm Mộ Của QuanCon.

• 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.

Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji at Serena Beach Hotel on Thursday.
Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji at Serena Beach Hotel on Thursday.
Image: JOHN CHESOLI

 The Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions’ Facebook Page was on Tuesday night hacked by cybercriminals.

“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,” ODPP said on its official Twitter account.

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.

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.

The committee will cooperate with computer incident response teams and other relevant bodies, locally and internationally on response to threats of computer and cybercrime and incidents.

Edited by D Tarus