CIO East Africa (Nairobi)

5 March 2014

Kenya: Ministry of Transport Website Hacked

Kenya's ministry of transport website has been hacked by a Turkish Muslim group calling itself Ayyildiz Tim which accuses the government of not respecting Islam.

"All the muslims are together. The CYBER-WAR will be appeared all the Countries which not respecting Islam. Ayyildiz promises that they will visit your areas too... " read a statement posted on the ministry's website.

According to the group's website Ayyildiz Tim supports terrorist organizations and could be a surge of attacks that have hit Kenya since the incursion into Somalia to fight Al Shabaab a terrorist organization.

Surprisingly the hacking corresponds with an ongoing strike by public service vehicles who are protesting the raising of parking rates by the Nairobi county government.

The director of digital media and Diaspora communications at state house is yet to respond to queries by Kenyans on twitter following the hack even as he remained conspicuously absent from social media today morning.

By the time this article was published the website was still not up although the message by the Ayyildiz Tim has since been brought down.

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