In another incident of hacking of a government database, the data on the site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya has been leaked online and is available on a link shared by Onion Router URL by Anonymous.
The famous hacktivist group Anonymous that has hacked and leaked this information has been renowned worldwide for numerous instances of hacking of the government databases. Usually, Anonymous is associated with hacking the government servers of the developed nations of the west. It is a rare instance when the groups penetrates systems of the governments of developing nations such as those of Asia and Africa.
Usually, when Anonymous hacks a government database and leaks the information, it is because of its opposition of a government policy or support of a particular cause. The leaked database of the Kenyan ministry of foreign affairs is made available by Anonymous through its Twitter handle. But, it is nowhere specified why the data was leaked.
Some of the files founded on the leaked data :-
ENERGY & PETROLEUM.docx FOREIGN AFFAIRS & INTERNATIONAL TRADE.docx FRAUD ALERT FOR DEPARTING DIPLOMATS.pdf MASTERS DEGREE IN STRATEGIC AND SECURITY STUDIE..> MEMO- PEACE AND SECURITY ISSUES.pdf MID TERM REVIEW OF STRATEGIC PLAN ICT.docx MINING.doc MINISTRY OF INTERIOR AND COORDINATION OF NATION..> MINISTRY OF PUBLIC SERVICE, YOUTH AND GENDER (1..> MINISTRY OF TRADE, INVESTMENTS AND INDUSTRY (1) MINISTRY OF TRADE, INVESTMENTS AND INDUSTRY.docx MINISTRY'S GIFT POLICY0001.pdf Ministry of Health.doc NATIONAL TREASURY.docx NOTE VERBALE-UNDP.pdf OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL & DEPARTMENT OF Office and Residential Addresses.pdf PS MFA high tensions in Juba pg. 1.pdf http://qkjscem7kksghlux.onion.
Among the data that has been leaked is an index of a large database. It includes almost every detail of the ministry including its list of delegates, resources, email security alert and almost every other detail.