URP Website Hacked During Launch

Posted In Web - By robertalai On Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 With 10 Comments

Kenya’s newly energized political party, united Republican Party (URP) has this morning been launching their membership drive where they are looking to use the SMS and computers more than anything. Well that is good but the bad news for URP is that it looks like hackers are all over their website. The hackers who looks more Kenyan with their postings have left this message on the website:

YOU SHOULD BAFF YOUR SECURITY BEFORE LAUNCHING YOUR WEBSITE!!!

AM A PATRIOTIC KENYAN, ALL YOUR DATA IS SAFE BUT YOUR WEB IS HACKED!!!

********************************SECURITY HANDLER  – “AMOR” *************************************

URP needs to secure their site better if they really want to have members use their virtual platform to register.

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  • Waema™

    …problem with hiring cheap ass developers, http://www.urp.co.ke/administrator/

    • Bkairu

      Really cheap ass. They are still on Joomla 1.5, bure kabisa.

  • Jaffarmoha26

    Why would a serious party and a high profile and serious presidential candidate have a poorly executed and designed Joomla website to execute their membership drive. Don’t they have “real experts” among their advisers? This must have been done by the many hangers on who surround influential people like flies while promising all the good things that they can do to help in the campaign or business. Shame!!!!

  • Rtyhu

    no comment!

  • Fred Ali Mwongella

    And now  a database error!!!

  • Prettonyi

    They should slow down and do things in the way they should be done.

  • Gefkiplangat

    Given a chance can sort out the problem

  • lynx

    >>We are sorry we have been down for a couple of hours due to very high
    traffic that came to the website during the launch. We are now back up!

  • Moses Muhoro

    Not a surprise, even now they have all these error messages showing when you try access the pages. From a programmer’s point of view, the developer of the site did a shady shady job.
    Moses, Tokyo Based Web Programmer.

  • Johnkorir75

    heko mr.RUTO,on ur back every other second…..bravo