Majority of Ghanaian Members of Parliament (MPs) and Ministers of State have been impersonated on social media by hackers, the Minister of Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has said
“I have personally been impersonated by several fake Facebook accounts and as quickly as these are shut down, they pop up again,” she said.
The minister was speaking at the launch of the National Cyber Security awareness month 2018 and the launch of the National Cyber Security Awareness Programme at the Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT in Accra Monday Morning.
The National Cyber Security Awareness programme is intended to raise awareness
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Additionally, the programme is also meant to encourage reporting of cyber crimes and cyber security incidents to facilitate knowledge and information sharing among all stakeholders as well as to promote a culture of cybersecurity among the youth and the general public to encourage essential cyber hygiene practices.
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