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Hacktivist, Anonymous Claims Responsibilty Of Hacking CBN, INEC, EFCC, NNPC Websites

Anonymous claimed responsibilities for the coordinated attack on not less than 9 Nigerian government-owned websites.

A popular hacktivist group, Anonymous, has claimed responsibility for bringing down many website belonging to the Nigerian Government in solidality to the ongoing protests against the extrajudicial activities of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Hacktivist, Anonymous Claims Responsibilty Of Hacking CBN, INEC, EFCC, NNPC Websites 1

The websites of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and other government website were all by Anonymous on Friday night.

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

The hacker, who tweets from @LiteMods, claimed responsibilities for the coordinated attack on not less than 9 Nigerian government-owned websites in support of protests against police brutality in Nigeria.

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Although some of the websites are now back online, below all the government websites that came under attack on Friday night.

1) Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

2) Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

3) Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC)

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4) Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

5) Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

6) Justice Department of Nigeria website

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7) Lagos State Government official website

8) Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area website

9) Kaduna State Government official website

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The hacktivist group also promised to release big ‘unexpected’ secrets about the Nigerian Government agencies tomorrow.

KanyiDaily recalls that Anonymous had earlier hacked the Twitter account of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the Nigerian police website, releasing many informations including names, addresses, emails and bank accounts of SARS police officers across the country.

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