Angolan news sites have been malfunctioning for a week due to server failures
Some Angolan newspaper sites such as O País, Clube K and RepórterAngola, have been experiencing system failures for a week. It was speculated about possible cyber attacks but Angoweb, which hosts these sites on its server, explained that they were “anomalies” and that they are “replacing the IP’s in question”
One of the alerts about what was happening was given by the independent information site RepórterAngola: ”A dozen important news sites in the country, such as the Club K portal, Na Mira do Crime, Estado News, Angoweb, among others, were disabled since last Thursday, September 3rd, due to a cyber attack of unknown origin ”. One of the sites with major operational difficulties was O País, which is a partner of Plataforma.
In contact with Angoweb, a service provider on the internet that hosts most of these sites on his server, it guaranteed to be the first time they heard the version of a “cyber attack” and that the explanation they were giving to customers was of a different order , purely technical. “It was not an attack. This is a malfunction, anomalies in some of the IP’s (internet protocol address) in use on this server. A process of updating the accounts is underway, after the replacement of the IPs in question, once completed, everything goes back to normal, ”said the company in response to the Platform.
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