Govt admits hackers stole data from Foreign Affairs ministry

What you need to know:

  • The phishing expedition happened over the past three weeks and is suspected to have involved Kenyan IT students at Kenyan universities, who were cooperating with other hackers around Africa.
  • On Thursday, the group said it stole email conversation between senior diplomats at the ministry and regional leaders, communication on security issues, international trade agreements and letters discussing security in South Sudan.

Hackers stole the passwords of staff at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with which they used to steal data from the ministry’s communication system, the government revealed on Thursday.


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