Rwanda claimed to be recruiting hackers

By Dennis Mbuvi

According to information posted at Security Forum, the regions [East Africa] premier security mailing list, Rwanda security forces are in Kenya on a hacker recruiting mission. The information says that Rwanda is seeking security professionals to bring down various foreign websites that hold information not ‘friendly’ to the Rwandan government.

According to information posted at Security Forum, the regions premier security mailing list, Rwanda security forces are in Kenya on a hacker recruiting mission. The information says that Rwanda is seeking security professionals to bring down various foreign websites that hold information not ‘friendly’ to the Rwandan government.

A poster in the forum claims that Rwanda first tried to source security professionals in Uganda as there weren’t enough in Rwanda. There was also a skill shortage in Uganda, and so they were pointed to Kenya. The information also claims that they have targeted both seasoned security professionals and learners, popularly known as ‘script kiddies’.

It appears though that most of those approached were apprehensive about picking up the task. It is rumoured though that a cyber-security firm operating in the country has agreed to pick up the job. The security professionals on the list say that they were approached to bring down websites such as

http://umuvugizi.com, http://www.victoire-ingabire.com, http://www.inyenyerinews.com, http://www.musabyimana.be, http://rwandinfo.com, http://www.leprophete.fr, http://www.twagiramungu.net, http://www.newslineea.com.

A group of hackers known as “inject0r k3ny4” have threatened to bring down Rwandan Government websites if any of the websites on the said list is hacked into. The same group of hackers is aimed at a recent defacement of the Ugandan Statehouse website in protest to what they termed as “presence of Ugandan security forces in Kenya.”

Source: Computerworld

Paul Kagame’s government is apparently running out of options to stiffle democracy that all these websites the president wants to shut down are calling for in a country where most of owners have roots. He is only postponing the inevitable. You cannot lie forever to everyone all the time that Rwanda is democratic when it isn’t. China is doing the same  censoring electronic publications. At least Chinese don’t claim to have a democracy but they are a socialist popular republic. Everything has an end. Even lies.

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