General News of Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Source: Paa Kwasi

National Security: Argentine hacking threat is under control

Government says stringent measures have been put in place to fight all forms of cyber threats to ensure the safety of public agencies and business owners in the country.

Speaking to a private radio station in Accra on Tuesday, the National Security Coordinator, Lieutenant Colonel Larry Gbevlo-Lartey was emphatic that the State has the capacity to deal with possible threats from all quarters.

Col. Gbevelo-Lartey’s assurance follows the hacking of the official Ministry of Justice website by a group of Argentines demanding the release of the 'Libertad Frigate, a ship belonging to the Argentine Navy within three days.

He revealed that plans were afoot at taking steps to prevent further attacks on government agencies, stressing “… the gentlemen concerned with this are meeting and they are looking at mobilizing our emergency response team to look at the threat that was placed on the website.”

“Everything in this country is going to be done according to the rule of law and so that is one line of action that we would have to look at. This world is full of metric warfare and it’s not just about guns and bullets so this should not surprise anybody."

“If a group of persons in Argentina who feel aggrieved by this and use this kind of means to attack us... and if this is what the gentlemen want to do, then we will mobilize our capacity and we will counter what they are doing,” the security chief asserted.