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#PatchTuesday:Has Ministry Of Health And Child Care Hacking Become An Epidemic?


#PatchTuesday:Has Ministry Of Health And Child Care Hacking Become An Epidemic?

In January 2016, The Ministry of Health And Child Care webiste was hacked and up till today the defaced site has not been fixed. This year looks tame by comparison, but it’s only March, and the same library subdomain has already been compromised. The New defacement comes just before the anniversary of the “first hack”.

A hacker calling him/her Hacker Sakit Hati defaced the site last year. This year a hacker called Panataran had a field day with the Ministry of Health and Child Care website. Last year we reported the issue when it first happened but it has not fixed. The hackers are no experts says cyber security specialists, but are ‘script kiddies’ or those who don’t write their own code and use existing scripts to hack into websites.

GISP has distanced itself saying some ministries host their own websites servers and it’s the ministries duties to make sure that their servers are secure. A source from GISP told Techunzipped.

While most government websites hacking has reduced over the years. According to information we have gathered more than 37 government websites have been hacked between January 2013 and December 2015. Most of this data is not made public.

Still, cybersecurity gets little attention in mainstream conversations. Media reports are vital to remain proactive in determining the risk to security protocols in place. Forecast is part of assessing risk.

As hackers have targeted people as the weakest link in data security, administrators have targeted the education of employees to avoid the unintended click on a link that could send information pouring out to criminals.

Companies will need to move away from reactive, defensive methods to cybersecurity and toward more actively managing risk.

Pardon has been a technology enthusiast his entire life and has spent the better part of last decades in information technology and security, and he writes with an aim to remove some of the "mysticism" from the cyber world. He’s the Editor at Techunzipped. Away from the keyboard, you're likely to find him playing with the latest gadgets or the latest Game.

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