- To expand the University's ability to prevent and mitigate future cyber attacks, Kiplangat hoped for more enhanced collaboration with Meta Inc.
- The said account was hacked a week ago and the hacker demanded Sh68,000 for him to return the Facebook account.
Kabarak University Vice Chancellor Henry Kiplangat has addressed the issue surrounding the hacked university Facebook account which has since been recovered.
The VC said the institution's cyber security team worked tirelessly with Facebook parent Meta Inc to recover the account.
Kiplangat said the cyber attack threatened the institution's online image and reputation.
He said the duo worked tirelessly and deployed a wide range of cyber security measures to recover the hacked Facebook account within the shortest time possible.
"The attack posed the imminent danger of loss of trust from the stakeholders and the general public," the VC said on May 9.
"The recovery process took sleepless nights and long days, but the team was determined to succeed and restore the University's online presence."
He said the successful recovery demonstrates the importance of having a robust cybersecurity framework in place.
"Kabarak University is profoundly grateful to Meta Inc for their support and collaboration in the successful recovery process," he said.
To expand the University's ability to prevent and mitigate future cyber attacks, Kiplangat hoped for a more enhanced collaboration with Meta Inc especially in training, to improve their cyber security measures.
The said account was hacked a week ago and the hacker demanded Sh68,000 for him to return the Facebook account.