Published On: Sat, Jul 21st, 2012

Dahabshiil dismisses ‘Anonymous’ claims – UPDATE

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Dahabshiil, the largest remittance company in East Africa has dismissed hackers’ claims that Dahabshiil is linked to terrorists organizations like Al Shabab in Southern Somalia. The company, which has large clients in Somaliland, Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya, Eritrea and Djibouti said that it has launched an investigation into the breach.

A group claiming to part of the Anonymous Hackactivist group compromised critical databases in Dahabshiil’s network posting private and sensitive information online. The group stated that they were targeting Dahabshiil due to it’s links with terrorism, an allegation Dahabshiil sharply dismissed.

Dahabshiil has promised to collaborate with relevant authorities in the probe.

SomalilandPress received this official statement from Dahabshiil headquarters in the Somaliland capital, Hargeisa.


Following our initial investigation into the cyber-attack, we now believe that earlier reports attributing the action to a particular protest group were inaccurate and exaggerated.

Our investigation is still ongoing and we are therefore not yet in a position to verify the identity of those individuals behind the incident.

Naturally we will keep all customers fully updated. Safeguarding our customers is of paramount importance to Dahabshiil and we will continue to work closely with the relevant authorities to ensure that we identify those responsible.

Dahabshiil adheres to all industry standards in keeping confidential the details of its customers’ instructions and their unique transaction references. Furthermore, the company places the highest importance on its compliance procedures and has policies in place which are approved by the relevant authorities, including the FSA in the UK.

If customers have any questions, or require any further information, they should contact us on

See earlier statement here.

July 21, 2012

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  1. Ma Hassan says:

    It's true then!

  2. Truth says:

    I see my comment has been deleted!!

    I'll say it again Dhiigshiil is a family runned mafia organisation who deceive and rob the people!! They are the only company in Somaliland that refused to sell shares to their fellow Somalis. They claim to work towards the interest of their people, yet they refuse to share their growth with their people. eOther companies such as Somtel give their fellow Somalis options to buy shares so that they can benefit from the growth of the company. Dhiigshiil is so immoral that they even create propaganda against companies such as Al-Barakat so that they gain more market. They even rob peoples land.! People need to know these people instead of falling for their fake smiles!!

  3. SomaliLain says:

    What is Dahabshiil doing to secure their network?

  4. osman5 says:

    Dahabshil Group Inc. is a privately own entity. It's a normal business practice if a firm opts out common shares allotment on it's portfolio.. It's a bit foolish to assume very company should have stocks that are available for the public to purchase.

    Osman Qaal

  5. keith omondi says:

    We want dahabshiil out of south somalia specialy Mogadishu.

  6. Ayuush says:


    Dahabshill is the only Somali reputable company that people could trust, it is the lifeline for our people, and anyone who wants this lifeline cut, has some other sinister agenda.

  7. kuluc says:

    mr truth

    are you crazy when you are saying dahabshiil is mafia and then saying somtel is good comapany that let the somalis have some shares ? dont you know somtel is owned the same man you are calling dhiigshiil ?

    somtel and dahabshiil is the same you idiot and your accusations are baseless.

  8. amal says:

    It's Ramadan, lets hope everything will be khair and fine for Dahabshiil.

  9. Ali Khadhar says:

    ‘Hactivists’ should give proof instead of accusing people!!

    Mr.Truth,,next time,get your facts straight before embarassing yourself!

  10. abcd nairobi says:

    The so called story by the anonymous hackers and all those who have contributed negative comments regarding Dahabshiil are people with hidden agenda of trying to destroy a company that has built its base on solid foundation in a very genuine process. Those who are calling apoun people not to use the services provided by Dahabshiil are indirectly promoting the smaller money transfer companies operated by their clans. Whether any one appreciates or not Dahabshiil is there to provide its services to all without any discriminations. For those who are not aware Dahabshiil has the full support of the International Community who have done a thorough investigation on the company and given the go ahead to operate all over the world since the system is very transperant.

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