Presidency website up and running after hacking attack

2018-07-07 12:08


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The site was hacked by unknown people on Saturday morning.

Users trying to access the site where statements from the South African presidency can be found were greeted by a notice saying: "Hacked by Black Team. Sahara is Moroccan. And Morocco is ur Lord! (sic)"

"We can confirm interference with the Presidency website. Our technicians are currently investigating the incident," Khusela Diko, Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson told News24.

Diko said they do not have any information at this point as to who was responsible.

The site was earlier disabled by government after it was made aware of the hacking. It was up and running Saturday afternoon.   

The Citizen reported in August 2017, hacktivists operating under the Anonymous banner targeted government websites. and – which is the official site for various government departments – were taken down for a weekend ahead of a rhino horn auction.  

Anonymous had also targeted other websites earlier in the year such as the one belonging to public broadcaster, the SABC. 

READ: Expect more hack attacks in SA -Anonymous

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    cyril ramaphosa  |  crime

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.