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NTSA Responds As User Reports Breach of Its TIMS System

A National Transport And Safety Authority (NTSA) logo. [Source/ Courtesy]

A Twitter user who is a car owner has reported a breach in the Transport Integration Management Systems (TIMS). The user who goes by the name Kipg'etich reported that somebody had logged into his account and made an application to transfer the ownership of his car. He claimed that he had not given any authorisation for the transfer application to be made as he urged the National Transport And Safety Authority NTSA to stop the transaction with immediate effect.

The transport authority responded within minutes, promising to get in touch with the car owner. This as Kipg'etich, who tagged renowned blogger Abraham Mutai, called on NTSA to explain why the breach happened in the first place.

"@ntsa_kenya someone has just reset my TIMS password, logged in and applied transfer of one of my vehicles. 25088301 is my ID number. Could you please stop this transfer ASAP and explain how this could happen? @ItsMutai, " Kipg'etich wrote in a tweet on Friday.

A screenshot of the response of the tweet by a Twitter user who claimed that his TIMS account had been accesed without his authorisation and the password changed. [Source SB Mukalo]

The report by the user of the breach has raised questions about the safety of the TIMS system. Renowned Standard Media Group-owned Kenya Television Network KTN news presenter Linda Ogutu said that the breaches of the systems have become all too common. The system was hailed as revolutionary when it was unveiled as it would enable car owners to access the services of the government agency online without having to visit its offices.

It was not clear at the time of writing this article whether the issue raised by the Twitter user was addressed. There have been calls on the transport agency to bolster its digital systems to make them more foolproof.

NTSA TIMS logo. [Source Courtesy]

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