The website of a popular Nigerian Betting Company, Bet9ja, has been hacked by the Russian Blackcat group known for hacking big companies in the world.
Bet9ja Website Hacked By Russian Blackcat Group
In a statement on Thursday, April 7, 2022, Bet9ja said the hackers are demanding for a ransom but the company’s management vowed never accepted their condition.
The company stated that their IT team was working tirelessly to restore Bet9ja services and further assured customers that their funds are safe despite its website being hacked.
The statement reads thus; “It is important to keep you all updated on the actual position of things as it has been very challenging in the last 24 hours.
“We have seen some posts in different groups that we are carrying out a maintenance, that is obviously not the case. We will not choose an important UCL day to do such.
“The entire Bet9ja system has been under attack by the Russian Blackcat group who are famous for several attacks to huge companies in the world.
“It is a huge hacker attack by this Russian group but our people are working from yesterday without stopping for a minute to restore all the services but it is not easy.
“The company told their esteemed customers to remain calm as everything will be under control. Please do not be discouraged, we will surely restore things as soon as possible and provide update on the progress.
“They are asking for ransom already but we will never accept their conditions. it is important to let you know this so that we are all on the same page.
“They have hit us hard but of course they cannot kill us. We will stand our ground and come back even much more stronger,” the statement added.
— Bet9ja (@Bet9jaOfficial) April 6, 2022
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— Bet9ja (@Bet9jaOfficial) April 7, 2022
KanyiDaily recalls that the Senate had threatened to order the shutdown of Bet9ja office over its failure to generate money for the Nigerian Government.