A glimpse of photos being shared at Kabarak University facebook page. Photo Courtesy.
Kabarak University, a private university based in Nakuru and that was started by former President Daniel Moi has finally broken the silence following the hacking of its official Facebook page.
Releasing a statement today, the University Management led by its Vice Chancellor Prof. Henry Kiplangat has confirmed that the official university's Facebook page with over 43,000 followers has been compromised by hackers. The hackers have taken over control of the page and are now posting nasty photos like people drinking cigarettes.
"We regret to inform the public that our official Facebook page has been compromised by a group of cybercriminals. As a result, the criminals are using it to spread malicious and misleading images and information that are contrary to the Biblical Christian values of Kabarak University," a paragraph of their letter reads.
Expressing their shock and disappointment over the incident, the university has revealed that they have taken immediate action to get back control of their page to prevent further or future damages. The university has also disassociated itself from the posts that are being shared on the page as they do not align with their values.
"We want to assure our stakeholders and the general public that we are taking all necessary measures to regain control of the page and prevent any further unauthorized access. We urge our followers and prospective students to disregard information posted by these criminals and to contact us directly through our official website or verified channels," Says the management.
The hacking of the social media page comes at just a time when cases of cybercriminals have recently been increasing at an alarming rate. Recently, former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi lost his Facebook page and has since never regained it.
Everyone should therefore ensure that they secure their accounts by using strong passwords and avoid clicking online phishing websites for which they have no information about them.
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