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Momodou Posted - 18 Nov 2022 : 09:35:45
Central Bank of The Gambia hacked
The Gambia’s Central Bank’s computer system was hacked on Saturday, 12th November, the public was not notified until Thursday, 17th November, 2022.

The hackers gained access to information of national and international import that included - but not limited to - the personal financial information of Gambians, National Income data, financial transactions with the United States and other countries, commercial bank transaction data such as their respective liquidity positions among other sensitive financial data.

The Governor of the Central Bank and his senior management team need to convene a press conference to assure the CBG national and international clients that every possible action is being taken to retrieve the stolen data from the hackers.

Sidi Sanneh
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Momodou Posted - 18 Nov 2022 : 12:27:18
Gov’t claims only 1 server was compromised in Central Bank hacking
The Standard: November 18, 2022

Press release

Members of the public, Diplomatic and Consular Corps are hereby informed that the Central Bank of The Gambia experienced a hacking incident on Thursday 10th November, 2022. The Bank acted promptly to secure its systems and began an investigation to determine the nature, source, and extent of the incident.

Fortunately, none of the mission-critical systems were compromised, and normal operations have continued unabated.

Preliminary investigations showed that one server was affected which was promptly isolated from the Bank’s network and a recovery process set in motion.

The authorities are keeping the matter under close monitoring and the public is hereby, reassured that the Bank is fully operational and will continue to ensure the stability of the national payment systems. There is, therefore, no need for panic.

The Gambia Government continues its unwavering commitment to safeguarding critical infrastructure and State assets like the Bank.
Significantly, The Gambia is among many countries around the world and the sub-region affected by cyber attacks by vicious cyber criminals bent on blackmailing governments into paying ransoms.

Meanwhile, the support and understanding of the public is highly solicited as the investigation continues. The Bank will be sending updates as to the progress of the investigation into what could have otherwise been a major financial loss to The Gambia.
Momodou Posted - 18 Nov 2022 : 09:37:19
By Mustapha Swandi Darboe!

Is it dates that no longer make sense or some of us are just downright *****s?

- Some criminals hacked the CBG and reportedly listed the information on the Dark Web on November 8.
- The CBG said they were hacked on November 10, 2 days after the hackers reportedly announced hacking them on the Dark Web.
- The hackers claimed to have stolen 2 terabytes of damaging information and promised to release it in 48hrs (November 10, approx..). The day passed nothing was published by them. Ransom paid?
- On November 17, CBG admitted they were hacked but said only one server was affected. And since a “recovery process” was “set in motion”.
- The hackers, according to the information published, claimed to have done two things: taken information and in control of the CBG servers. Once a system is compromised and information is stolen, you can get your system back. But how do you get back the information that is stolen?

It appears our government does not even know what causes panic. More sophisticated countries and companies get hacked every day. Who in his right mind would expect the Gambia to not be vulnerable to hackers? What causes panic, in my view, is the knowledge that our government governs in secret, and even when they are busted, they lie. The ultimate threat to national security is the fact that because of a repeated and known history of lies, citizens will get to a point they will not believe in a thing that comes from their government. I think it is already upon us!

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