Hackers In Support Of #EndSARS Protests Launch Massive Attack On Government Websites, EFCC, NBC And INEC Among Those Compromised
The websites of Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, the Independent National Electoral Commission and Amuwo Odofin LGA in Lagos State, were all subjected to cyber attacks yesterday.
The hacker, who tweets from @LiteMods, claimed responsibilities for the attack on the three websites in support of protests against police brutality in Nigeria.
The latest cyber attacks were a part of coordinated attacks by hacktivists on Nigerian government-owned websites and social media accounts.
earlier, the Twitter account of the Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission
was also compromised and there was an allegation that the CBN's website was also
breached. The apex bank though has issued a statement denying this. ( Click here for that report )
“Nigerian government, we will not allow this corruption,” the hacker tweeted late on Friday.
“We will not allow this police brutality. Your websites of @officialEFCC have been taken-down so far by my attacks and more will be next.”
Most of the websites have since been resorted and are now back online.
Protests broke out in Nigeria last week against police brutality, with thousands of young people calling for the scrapping of a Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a police unit that has been accused of committing crimes including murder.
The protests have since gone global.
Courtesy Daily Post