KARI website hacked, filled with porn content

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 26 May, 2022 14:46 | < 1 min read
KARI website hacked, filled with porn content
Official logo for Kari. Photo/Courtesy

Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI)'s website has seemingly been hacked and defaced using pornographic materials.

The website belonging to the government parastatal displayed x-rated material at around 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 26, 2022, following the suspected cyber attack.

The 'hackers' who gained unauthorised access to the KARI website aggregated pornographic material from different adult sites.

Screenshot of KARI website after a cyber attack.
Screenshot of KARI website after a suspected cyber attack. PHOTO/KARI

Past hacks

KARI shortly managed to pull down the x-rated content from its website as netizens started sharing screenshots of the cyberattack that left their site defaced.

This is not the first time that a government organization has been hacked. In 2019 the National Development Implementation and Technical Communication (NDICT) and ICT Authority-run Integrated Financial Management Information Systems (IFMIS) were hacked by Indonesian hackers.

A team calling itself Kurd Electronic Team left a series of incomprehensible text on the IFMIS website and disabled its functionality.

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