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Anonymous hacks Kenya's defence military Twitter account

Corruption leads to a social media coup
Tue Jul 22 2014, 09:26

HACKTIVISTS HAVE TAKEN OVER a Kenyan military Twitter account and used it to accuse the government of corruption.

The Twitter account @kdfinfo belongs to the Kenya Defence Forces, or at least it used to.The most recent message on the webpage suggests that it is still in the hands of others.

"Account hacked Again by @Anon_0x03 and Anonymous Kenya FUCK YOU ARMY!" it reads.

Prior to this, the last message that remains is from 4 July and is much more official looking.

The @Anon_0x03 account has a history of protest hacking, and has messages posted about Palestine, Ecuador, and Gaza. It has also posted links to reports about the Kenyan Defence Force account hack.

A number of messages have apparently already been removed by the @kdfinfo admins, and they were critical of the Kenyan military.

"All of you who have stolen money #Kenya... We are coming after you." said one.

Other Kenyan properties have also been attacked, according to the @Anon_0x03 twitter account. It has retweeted messages from another user who claims successful strikes on the Integrated Financial Management Information System of Kenya and the Ministry of Immigration and Registration of Persons of Kenya.

Another Kenyan government Twitter account has also been taken over and defaced. That one belongs to vocal Kenyan military man Major E K Chirchir.

Again the account seems to be out of the control of its nominal owner and again it is posting critical messages about Kenya and messages about the attacks on the other social media properties. µ


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