By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Frank Kagyigyi Tumwebaze Amooti, as we report this, has no access to a personal Facebook account! The Kibale County MP and former ICT & National Guidance minister can’t even engage his millions of followers on his popular Facebook account.
ALERT: ALL my followers & friends plz note that am currently having no engagement on Facebook as I can't access my account. I hv learnt thru friends that an impostor a one Luke is conning pple on facebook claiming to be working in my office. Plz report to @PoliceUg immediately!
— Frank K Tumwebaze,MP : Psalms 124 : 1-8 (@FrankTumwebazek) February 27, 2021
This, after “Mr.anonymous” hacked it and started engaging his followers on his ‘behalf’! How ever, his biggest worry now isn’t the account, but how the hacker is using it. Tumwebaze has since warned his fans that they should stand warned because the hacker is apparently conning his fans of their hard-earned money purporting to be working under the able instructions of his boss Tumwebaze whereas not.
This has been communicated via his verified Twitter handle, where he revealed that he can no longer access his account.
“An impostor only known as Luke who claims to be working under my office has been conning people in my name,” he said.
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“ALERT: ALL my followers & friends plz note that am currently having no engagement on Facebook as I can’t access my account. I have learnt thru friends that an impostor a one Luke is conning people on Facebook claiming to be working in my office. Plz, report to the police immediately!”
This is not the first time hackers have taken off Ugandans’ accounts noting another one when anonymous hackers took over government websites in protest for anti-gay bills in Uganda.
Anonymous defaced the websites of the President and the Government of Uganda, depicting feigned posts from the Government including apologies by the Ugandan government to the Ugandan LGBT community for repeated persecution of gays and lesbians in Uganda.
In the same vein, the previous anonymous hacked the website of Uganda Police in the wake of protests triggered by the arrest of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known by his pop star alias, Bobi Wine.
Visitors to https://www.upf.go.ug/ were redirected to a different address where the following message was displayed: “This site can’t be reached. www.upf.go.ug took too long to respond.”
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Reports had it that well-known international hacking collective Anonymous was responsible for the cyber-attack.
Anonymous shared the following message via its Twitter account @YouAnonCentral on November 20: “#Uganda: Anonymous has taken down @PoliceUg’s website in response to recent violent government repression & killings.
“Anonymous calls for police to respect human lives & the freedom of peaceful assembly and protest. #UgandaIsBleeding #ugandanlivesmatter.”