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Anonymous group hacks popular Twitter accounts

by Robin Okuthe
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Notorious group @AnonymousKenya_ has hacked two popular Twitter accounts in Kenya namely @C_Nyakundi and @Xtianndela. The group also claimed to have hacked Xtian Ndela’s website, Gmail and Facebook accounts.

@XtianNdela is one of the most followed accounts in Kenya with more than 300,000 followers. The infamous group has also strongly affirmed that it hacked @C_Nyakundih’s Twitter and Gmail accounts and also assured to take down his website which had politically-related content.

In one of their tweets the group claimed to have penetrated Cyprian Nyakundi’s accounts after he used Twitter to “spread out hate speech and propaganda.” He additionally boasted that his “Five minutes of Fame were done.”

Israel’s Ministry of Justice website, the national advertising agency and the state archive portal were also hacked this week by the hacker group Anonymous. Majority of the attacks were repelled in hours, with every agency currently back online.

According to Kaspersky Lab’s most recent statistics, Kenya rates fourth in African cyber-crime cases behind South Africa, Algeria and Egypt. However, recently the government launched the Cyber Security Masterplan stating that it is keen on fighting cyber-crime.

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