#OpAfrica Sees Anonymous Leak 1TB of Data from Kenyan Ministry

Hactivist collective Anonymous has begun to leak documents from the Kenyan government as a part of a sophisticated operation called #OpAfrica, a campaign aimed to expose the government corruption across Africa.

An initial sample of 95 documents revealed via an Anonymous Twitter account and can be accessed via a TOR browser. Hacked reviewed the documents that were uploaded on the Dark Web and contains PDF and DOCX files.

On quick viewing, the content is mostly that of internal emails, annual reports, scanned documents, manuals and other correspondence between officials.

The hackers, however, did not leak sensitive information such as employees’ personal details.

A statement released by Anonymous read:

Operation Africa, which began as a small Op composed of few individuals with big plans has grown into an international effort between hacktivists from around the world.

Our focus remains on the disassembling of corporations and governments that enable & perpetuate corruption in the African continent, as well as targeting groups that are responsible for heinous forms of child abuse and Internet censorship.

In a little over a month #opafrica has accomplished a lot. We’d now like to share some of our progress and update our target list, while giving thanks to the individuals & collectives who have devoted their time to the cause thus far.

The hacktivist collective also stated its intentions to target governments of other African nations including Togo, Ethiopia, Algeria and South Africa, among others.

In a video posted three months ago to announce the launch of Operation Africa, Anonymous’ press release stated that the focus of the operation is a on a “disassembly of corporations and governments that enable and perpetuate corruption on the African continent.”

An excerpt from the press release added:

This consists of organizations responsible for child abuse/labour as well as internet censorship within the continent and globally.

#OpAfrica is likely to venture on, with more hacks to come.

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Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.