Moroccan Hackers Deface Website of South Africa’s Department of Health


South Africa’s Department of Health hacked

The official website of South Africa’s Department of Health (doh.gov.za) has been breached and its homepage defaced by hackers of a group called Moroccan Islamic Union-Mail.

On the defaced page, the attackers posted a message in which they accused the country’s government of supporting the Polisario front. They also “remind” South Africa that the “Sahara [is] Moroccan and will remain Moroccan.”

At the time of writing, the website of the Department of Health has been taken offline. A mirror of the defacement is available on add-attack.com.

It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time doh.gov.za is hacked. The website was defaced back in October by a Moroccan hacker calling himself “Moroccan Agent Secret,” a member of Team M.A.S.

Moroccan Islamic Union-Mail is not the only group targeting the systems of African governments. Moroccan Ghosts are also defacing websites with similar protest messages.

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