Government says it suspects the hackers who hijacked its websites are based in Turkey
Several government websites including the Government of Ghana website were attacked on Wednesday.
[contextly_sidebar id=”SAwvK23x0G8B4n6uy16hdgQbhWOmm02L”]Speaking on Eyewitness News, a Deputy Communications Minister, Ato Sarpong said their investigations affirm that the hackers were based in Turkey.
When asked whether they would engage Turkish authorities in the investigations, Mr Sarpong said “That is what it seems, I don’t want us to look at it as a Turkish thing against a Ghana thing. Let’s allow the relevant authorities to take this one up.”
Though he could not also explain why the hackers attacked the websites he said they are still investigating the matter.
Mr Sarpong however assured that they have IT professionals who working assiduously to restore the websites.
He said “I am very confident that we have the people on the ground to help us investigate this matter and to help us put in place the right and secured softwares and infrastructure to prevent this from happening going into the future.”
The deputy minister further added that they have regained control of all the websites that were hacked.
He said their technicians are 90% through in getting the websites up adding that “I can confirm that yes, we have regained control of our sites.”
The affected websites are that of the Ministries of Communication, Local Government, Trade, Foreign Affairs, Tourism and Water Resources Works and Housing.
The others are; the Ghana Navy, the Scholarship Secretariat, Restored Non-Formal Education Division (NFED) of the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ghana Irrigation Development Authority (GIDA).
By: Godwin Allotey Akweiteh/citifmonline.com/Ghana