By Mable Nakibuuka
Untold panic has gripped the Uganda Police, especially the Communications Department, after unknown hackers hacked into the Uganda Police Force website and pulled it down on Friday.
Our Moles reveal that the Uganda Police website upf.go.ug is currently off and when someone tries to open it, the following message pops up;
It is not yet clear why the website was pulled down by the hackers or what their intentions are, given that the incident came a few days after the arrest of National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine, who has granted bail on Thursday.
However, the police spokesperson Fred Enanga has since remained tight-lipped about this unfortunate incident and by press time neither him nor his boss Patrick Onyango had yet issued a statement.
But we have learnt that it is not only police that is affected by the hacking, because the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA), who use the same server as the police suspect that they could also be affected, although they are doing everything possible to restore the situation back to normal.
It should be noted however that acts of cybercrime have skyrocketed in Uganda of recent and they have left some companies like telecoms, banks and others counting losses after losing billions of shillings to hackers.
We shall keep you posted about the developments.
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