Hacking: Something must be done

Last week’s hacking of Mmegi Online, followed by that of Ngakaagae Mbikiwa Attorney’s may appear to some as something too distant to worry about.

However, every person who lives and works, or has a business interest in Botswana should worry. This is because hackers are heartless criminals who will not spare anybody. No, they will not spare the Government either. And therein lies the reason for Government to be greatly concerned.

This is because Government may wake up to find hackers have penetrated websites with state secrets, sensitive security and financial information. Bank of Botswana, Directorate of Intelligence Services, Botswana Defence Force, Civil Aviation, Botswana Police’s various wings; Immigration and Citizenship could all be penetrated. The call has never been more urgent.

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CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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