Management of news portal, modernghana.com has described as unfounded news alluding to the fact that, the firm is plotting to launch attacks on the systems of other media houses.
National security operatives on Thursday stormed the offices of the online portal and arrested two workers. The workers laptops and mobile phones were all seized in the course of the operation.
Upon the arrest, the National Security Secretariat said the media outlet has been hacking into the emails and servers of popular competing websites and newsrooms. By so doing, the state security explains, Modernghana intercept emails and stories being filed by correspondents for their own use.
This Modernghana.com delineate as fallacious and flawed adding that, it amounts to unrelated publications to tarnish the hard work of the media outlet over the period.
In a statement signed by Mustapha Nii Okai-Inusah and sighted by thepublisheronline.com, he described modernghana as a law-abiding media outlet.
”We have sighted publications by various Media houses alluding that our reputable outlet, modernghana.com is engaged in hacking into the systems and networks of other corporate organizations to ascertain both financial and related data from them for competitive purposes. We want to state categorically that it is not true that we use our platforms for such purposes.” the statement indicated.
Read The Full Statement Below:
Press Release By Modern Ghana On The Arrest Of Staff By National Security
We appreciate the overwhelming support from our cherished readers over the arrest of two of our staff including the editor, Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri and one reporter Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum.
We have sighted publications by various Media houses alluding that our reputable outlet, modernghana.com is engaged in hacking into the systems and networks of other corporate organizations to ascertain both financial and related data from them for competitive purposes.
We want to state categorically that it is not true that we use our platforms for such purposes.
We are a law-abiding organization that is not engaged in cybercrime or any other criminality.
In this regard, we are cooperating with the State Authorities to aid in their investigations and release our staff who have been detained for over forty-eight hours.
We have also seen a publication stating that ModernGhana reporter Emmanuel Britwum was granted bail at about 7: pm last night whilst the Deputy Editor, Emmanuel Ajarfor is still being held in custody.
However, we cannot vouch for the authenticity of this information because we do not know their whereabouts and we have not been officially informed about their state after the arrest even though their family members keep calling for confirmation.
We believe in the Rule of Law and Media Freedom and count on the support of our colleagues in the media fraternity both locally and internationally and the general public in these hard times whilst we hope that our staff would be released soon.
Mustapha Nii OKai-Inusah