August 12, 2016 (KHARTOUM). Sudan’s Ministry of Telecommunications on Friday revealed that it has taken legal action against hackers for attacking government websites, pointing that such attacks represent a violation of “national security”.
In statement extended to Sudan Tribune, Director General of the National Information Center (NIC), Mohamed Abd Al Rahim, pointed that the center has filed a complaint against unidentified hackers for attacking and corrupting government websites.
“Ministry of Telecommunications has the capacity to protect its information and track all hackers,” stressed the statement.
The statement further pointed that the Center is keen to protect government and private data and information.
The government didn’t indicate the attacked websites. However Sudan Tribune noticed that the sites of the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Petroleum were down on Friday.
In 2014, the Ministry of Telecommunications announced new plans to secure its sites against hackers and tasked the NIC with the hosting and security of the government websites and transmitted data.