The Star (Nairobi)

21 July 2014

Kenya: KDF Twitter Accounts Hacked Moments After Being Restored

The government has said that all twitter accounts belonging to the Kenya Defence Forces have been restored.

Accounts belonging to KDF and Major Emmanuel Chirchir, KDF's Protocol and Liaison officer had been hacked into and offensive messages posted late Sunday night.

The hacker questioned the use of funds to acquire weapons for the disciplined forces while Africans are dying hungry. The Ministry of Defence verified account is a source of information for newsrooms both locally and internationally, and it's continued state under the Anonymous hackers raises issues of security of information especially at this time that the military is at war in Somalia and, and conducting security operations in Lamu.

The tweets posted by Anonymous hackers had not yet been taken down on Monday.

Through his twitter handle, Major Chirchir thanked the Presidential Strategic Communications Unit's digital team for recovering the accounts.

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