Ghana gov’t website hackers from Turkey – Kwakye Ofosu reveals

Felix Kwakye New NewGovernment says the hackers who have taken control of its official website, are from Turkey.

Deputy Communication Minister, Felix Kwakye Ofosu disclosed this on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme on Wednesday.

The Alsancak Tim hackers took down the website in the early hours of Wednesday January 21, 2015 after hacking the sites of some state institutions including the Communication Ministry and Scholarship Secretariat.

This has affected government business and people both local and international seeking information have been stumped.

Mr Kwakye Ofosu says a team of IT experts are working assiduously to restore the website.

He indicated that government has taken a cue from this security lapse and will tighten the security protocol to ensure this does not happen again.

Meanwhile, IT expert and founder of E-Crime Bureau, Albert Antwi Boasiako, says the country must invest in its IT infrastructure.

He urged government to be proactive on issues of cyber crime by embarking on public education to halt such embarrassment.

“I wish people think security when using Information Communications Technology (ICT),” he added.

Mr. Antwi Boasiako advised government to find the cause of the hack before restoring the website.