A State House computer network has been breached by a hacker using President Peter Mutharika’s name, it has been reported.
Malawi Police Service deputy inspector-general responsible for operations Rodney Jose said a suspect has been arrested but shielded the name for fear of jeopardising investigations.
The hacker swindled unsuspecting individuals and companies, according to a report in Malawi press.
It is feared that the classified network was hacked.
State House press officials are not commenting on who was behind the intrusion or how much data was taken.
But according to Jose, Police suspect that the crime involved a syndicate,rather than an individual,
“It seems this man has a lot of computer knowledge and was hacking computers to steal from people using the name of the State house
“This is being a very sensitive matter, we cannot divulge more information now. But investigations are still on going. We will give more details to you when investigations are through”, the deputy police chief is quoted by The Nation, Malawi’s daily.