Hackers Disrupt Govt Officials’ Zoom Meeting

The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Munesu Munodawafa has called for the passing of a cybersecurity law to be expedited.

This comes after a virtual meeting hosted by the Meteorological Services Department National Climate Outlook Forum had to break midway for about 10 minutes after hackers posted pornographic material on the platform.

The virtual meeting is discussing the 2020/21 agricultural season forecasted weather pattern. Munodawafa said:

We had to break the Zoom virtual meeting following the posting of offensive adult material during the meeting by some unidentified hackers.

Government seriously needs to expedite passage of the Cyber Security Bill. We need to create secure virtual platforms where Government business is conducted.

More: The Herald

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