On 11th May 2015, the President of Kenya (Uhuru Kenyatta) website was hacked where its homepage was replaced by hackers with one of their own — The group behind this hack is an Indonesian based Gantengers Crew.

The famous Indonesian based hackers from Gantengers Crew hacked and defaced the official website of President of Kenya last Monday.

Hackers left a deface page along with their online handles on the hacked Kenyan President website, but just like the crew’s previous hacks, the reason for targeting the site was not mentioned anywhere. 

Gantengers Crew SultanHaikal – d3b~X – Brian Kamikaze – Coupdegrace – Mdn_newbie – NG689Skw
ng689skw[at]yahoo[dot]com.

Link of targeted website along with its mirror as a proof of hack is available below: 

http://www.president.go.ke/
http://zone-h.com/mirror/id/24287890

In an exclusive conversation with one of the hackers from Gantengers Crew, HackRead was told the reason for targeting President’s website was to show the government how powerful we (the hackers) are.

“The govts should know their servers are never secure from us”

Gantengers Crew was also behind hacking of MasterCard website on 29th April 2015. The same crew was involved in hacking some high-profile websites last year including Australian National UniversityWWF And Earth Hour Philippines.

At the time of publishing this article, Kenyan President website was restored.

Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.