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Moroccan hacker compromises 3 South African government websites

South African Government Social Development Website screenshot

South African Government Social Development Website screenshotA report on Tech Central says three South African government websites where compromised by a Moroccan hacker and as of yesterday morning, one of the websites, the social development department’s population.gov.za loaded a black page with a message from the hacker. The website was taken offline and currently still is. The other websites are the Presidential National Commission and the National Population Unit’s.

The hacker himself (or herself) apparently communicated with tech Central via a Facebook page telling them he was operating as a grey hat hacker. Grey or not though, the hacker also apparently did it because “SA [is] the ennemi of Morocco since a long time and we are hackers and our goal is defending our country”

A spokeswoman of the Social development department told Tech Central that the website didn’t have any sensitive information that could have fallen into the hacker’s hands.

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The website is hosted by a South African government owned ICT services provider, State Information Technology Agency (SITA).


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8 thoughts on “Moroccan hacker compromises 3 South African government websites

    1. H4ksniper is not like cosmo the god, he is one of the best in
      Moroccan ,he just wants to start a war like what happen in india and parakistan, the media will make this a big story than it is.

      any you can not kill an idea…..

  1. Not a grey hat by definition, as he claims. Because he maliciously defaced the website. A grey hat would not do something malicious like that. And usually hackers dont self-define, they just do.

    This guy is a script kiddie

    1. A grey hat in the hacking community refers to a skilled hacker whose activities fall somewhere between white and black hat
      hackers on a variety of spectra. It may relate to whether they
      sometimes arguably act illegally, though in good will, or to show how
      they disclose vulnerabilities. They usually do not hack for personal
      gain or have malicious intentions, but may be prepared to technically
      commit crimes during the course of their technological exploits in order
      to achieve better security.
      Whereas white hat hackers will tend to advise companies of security
      exploits quietly, grey hat hackers are prone to “advise the hacker
      community as well as the vendors and then watch the fallout”

      how do you know he it a script kiddie, most hackers are

      1. nah, never. just emerged from a dungeon. been locked up there since the 90s. All I know is Kevin Mitnick & Ponyo & rtm…et al

        Ever heard them saying…we are hackers. we are grey hat…they just do. besides, Anonymous is polymorphic. it can be grey,white or black depending on what they have done. And that can be anyone.

  2. ethical hacking malicious hacking I dont care, whatever reason for hacking the security gap is exposed. dont focus on hacker focus on hackee 😉 our zim sites are no safer, just that we aint got much ‘appenin online innit, techzim I wanna be part of yr ethica hackin team to test all zim sites 😉

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