The website of the Government of Ghana, www.ghana.gov.gh has been hacked.
This was confirmed by a Deputy Minister of Communications, Ato Sarpong on the Citi Breakfast Show on Wednesday.
According to the Minister government technicians are devising measures to restore the site.
“To an extent yes. I have made the relevant calls and we are working on it to restore the site in just a couple of hours.,” he said.
He was unable to tell the source of the hack but assured that it will be investigated and the website will be restored soon.
“I’m unable to say the cause of the hack at this moment but when you go on the site, you will see that its been hacked. It will take you to a different place.”
In 2012, the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General’s Department’s website – www.Mojag.gov.gh was also hijacked by hackers sympathetic to Argentina, which had its military vessels, the Libertade Frigate “seized” by a Ghanaian court.
Other hacked websites
Apart from the Government of Ghana, other websites belonging to state agencies have been hacked as well.
These websites are:
Ministry of Communication – www.moc.gov.gh
Scholarships Secretariat – www.scholarships.gov.gh
Ministry of Water Resources Works and Housing – www.mwrwh.gov.gh
Ghana Navy – www.navy.mil.gh
National Service Scheme – www.nss.gov.gh
School Feeding Programme – www.schoolfeeding.gov.gh
Hacked but restored websites
Below are some websites that were also hacked but restored
Ministry of Foreign Affairs – www.mfa.gov.gh
Non-Formal Education Division of the GES – www.nfed.gov.gh
The Ghana Irrigation Development Authority (GIDA) – www.gida.gov.gh
By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana