Monday, 23 January 2017


The Confederation of African Football CAF has taken action to protect its website after it appeared to be hacked.
A Russian group called New World Hackers claims it took down the website, telling  BBC it was done "In Protest"against Gabn, the host of 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
A member of the Hacking group told BBc Sport  "Gabon is a country of dictatorship" .

CAF has added a five-seconds process that screens all visitors to their website and called it a cloudflare, to alleviate the problem.
Junior Binyam, the governing body's communication director of  said "CAF has taken action but we can't certify 100% it will nt happen again. Even CIA servers are hacked."

The African football body’s website was shut down for around five hours on Saturday, leading officials from African football’s ruling body to investigate a technical fault prior to deciding the issue lay elsewhere.

This year’s Nations Cup has been the subject of opposition from a section of Gabonese who have used it as a vehicle to express political grievances.

On Sunday, the New World Hackers also claimed to have taken down the website of oil company Total, which signed a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with Caf last year.

“I don’t want to talk a lot but yes, we did the same to Total,” the New World Hackers member, who requested anonymity, told the BBC via email.

On Sunday, Gabon became the first Nations Cup hosts in 23 years to be eliminated in the group stage of a Nations Cup following a limp goalless draw against Cameroon.


1 comment:

  1. Protection of information in today's world is one of the main goals of all people.