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KCCA offices broken into twice, computers stolen

A KCCA council meeting

A KCCA council meeting

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) offices have been broken into twice within a space of two weeks, KCCA councillors heard Thursday. This came to light through a June 23 letter authored by a whistleblower.   

According to the whistleblower, unidentified people broke into the directorate of engineering department of road surveyor on June 11 and took off with central processing units (CPUs). The letter notes that the CPU was later recovered by detectives inside City Hall main building in an emergency tunnel, which connects the vandalized office to the toilets without the hard disks.

The same letter shows that there was another break-in on June 21 in the legal directorate and litigation office. Some exhibits were recovered in the ducts leading to the nearest toilet.   

According to the letter, by the time they got information about the break-in, the crime scene had already been contaminated. The scene had been cleaned. Richard Lule the director administration and human resource who represented the KCCA executive director during the authority meeting confirmed the incidents, saying investigations are ongoing.        

He said KCCA is working with external security including the Crime Intelligence Division (CID) to get to the bottom of the matter. He said the perpetrators seem to have been interested in information and hence took hard disks and motherboards from the computers. However, it is unclear how many CPUs were vandalized.


+4 #1 Starn 2019-06-27 17:45
In the Era of cloud computing and cyber security, stealing data on physical disks of a computer is a sign of a novice,access to data is gained through software and cyber tools, Information can not be extracted from an encrypted hard drive and with information stored in the cloud, there is always a back up... If these 2 measures were not considered at KCCA, then it was an inside Job.
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+1 #2 Lakwena 2019-06-28 09:25
In other words, as long as the the mafias are not sleeping, no one is safe.
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