After Ghanaweb, Hackers Take Down Myjoyonline As Well – Claim They’re Doing it to Fight Corruption

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Hackers in Ghana are becoming bolder in going after top sites as myjoyonline suffers a similar fate to Ghanaweb in being hacked.

The website of the Multimedia group radio station got hacked by a group known as ‘Satanic forces’, who left a message behind claiming to be fighting against corruption.

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The message left behind read: “We want to tell the government, we are coming for them for their selfishness. We are going to fight against corruption. Very soon we are going to leak some SMS, voice calls, emails and classified documents for the people to see. We also know that they will hate us because we show you what they don’t want you to see”. 

The hacker added: “Yes I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity. My crime of judging people by what they say and think and not what they look like. My crime is outsmarting you, something you will never forgive me for. You may stop this individual but you can’t stop us all. After all, were alike. I am a hacker and this is my manifesto”.

This hack comes not long after Ghanaweb suffered a similar fate, also taken over by a hacker. He also left a political message behind but in support of one party, saying ‘stop corruption, vote NDC 2020’.

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Myjoyonline is now back online after its engineers regained control of the site. They issued an apology on twitter over the temporary inconvenience.

Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com


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