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Tech gurus caught napping as 103 websites hacked

The hacker is part of an online Indonesian security forum known as Forum Code Security.
Photo/FILE The hacker is part of an online Indonesian security forum known as Forum Code Security.  

An Indonesian hacker has caught Kenya government tech gurus napping. In an unprecedented occurrence, an Indonesian hacker known as direxer has taken down over100 government of Kenya websites.

According to a Tuesday discussion on Kenya's online tech forum, Kictanet, "the hacker is part of an online Indonesian security forum known as Forum Code Security and says he took down the websites following tutorials from the forum."

The news of the hacking was first exposed on the site code-security.net/archives/114.

In a message on the forum, the hacker says:

show off by me...

thanks for tutorial in www.code-security.com all...

i have exploit from cs web, and i attacking to server Goverment Kenya,,,, and then,,, success full... this is deface in this night...

“We are making every effort within our resources to restore the websites and protect them from future attacks,” E-Government Directorate secretary Katherine Getao told the Nation.

See some of the websites that were hacked here

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