Transparency and Integrity

10/16/2020

Anonymous Intensifies 'Operation Nigeria' , Hits CBN, EFCC, INEC

 


Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC and the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC comes under heat as Anonymous hacker hits their Websites.


Anonymous now famous for attacking government websites and exposing records has attacked the websites of the Central Bank Of Nigeria CBN, the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC.


Recall that the hacker had hit on the Nigeria Police Force, and released secret details to the general public via the internet two days ago. 


The anti-graft office was also incapacitated to carry out activities after the website of the  EFCC came under heat also on Friday night.


At about midnight, into Saturday morning, the website of the INEC also received a heavy blow. Recall that the sum of  N1. 47bn was earmarked for its website and servers in 2019.


A news agency TheGazette also reported that it reached out to the three agencies for comments.


The hacker is said to have collectively taken down the website of the Nigerian government banker at 8:41 p.m., according to an announcement on its Twitter handle.

Read Tweet :

#Nigeria: International hackers & Anonymous continue the cyber campaign against the government to call out corruption, demand police reform, and show solidarity with brave protestors. #OpNigeria #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutality #ReformTheNigerianPolice  


https://t.co/EjVT4q6VLt


The page loads intermittently, indicating that CBN webmasters have been actively working to prevent or minimize damage.

The site was shut down two days after Anonymous took over the Nigerian police website, which has yet to go up as of Friday evening. Thousands of bank accounts and private information of officials were compromised in the attack.


It was not immediately clear whether or not the notorious hacking group collected sensitive information from the CBN web infrastructure following the attack.


The extent of damage on all the sites was not immediately understood as a result of the breach, which is part of the group’s ongoing coordinated cyberattacks against the Nigerian government.




Picture credit : TheGazette

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