Sunday 15 December, 2019

National Security, Immigration websites shut down after ‘hack’

Investigations are underway after hackers took control of the websites of the National Security Ministry and the Immigration Division.

National Security Minister Stuart Young, who was called out of the Cabinet meeting on Thursday and informed of the hack, said both websites have since been shut down.

“There are currently investigations as to where this hacking could have taken place from and we have shut down the websites…until we’re able to secure them and understand, what, if anything, has happened.”

Young assured that there was no real damage done by the hack.

“These websites don’t get into our operating systems; these websites are not going to affect the records at National Security, certainly not the records at Immigration either.”

The Minister said there was no reason to be overly concerned about an “intentional attack” on data from either entity.

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