In Kenya, Al-Qaeda’s Al-Shabaab added www.the-star.co.ke a national newspaper website in Kenya to the long list of hacked sites by the terrorists.
The talk of cyber jihad is rife across the world with global intelligence services investing heavily on counter-cyber-jihad strategies.
Al-Shabaab successfully hacked the Kenyan website and defaced it and left an offensive message on its homepage.
This ability to hack into such a website is indicative of increasing capability to operate and conduct different types of warfare.
Terrorists are showing cyber-tactical capability to conduct cyber operations on terrains they believe is theater for their jihadi.
Kenya must quickly identify a cyber-jihad counter strategy by building a capable cyber int
elligence and warfare capability to counter and preempt such threats effectively.