A group that parade itself as Nigerian Cyber ARMY has claimed responsibility for the Cyber-attack.
The website of the Independent National Electoral Commission has been hacked.
A group that parade itself as Nigerian Cyber ARMY has claimed responsibility for the hack.
According to INEC’s Twitter handle @inecnigeria; the commission is investigating the cyber-attack.
“We are aware of the recent hack of our @inecnigeria website, we are currently investigating this incident #NigeriaDecides;” a tweet from the Twitter account read.
The Information on the INEC website: www.inecnigeria.org reads:
“Sorry xD Your Site has been STAMPED by TeaM Nigerian Cyber Army
FEEL SOME SHAME ADMIN!!
Security is just an illusion
Remember US : D GREETINGS OF PEACE TO CITIZEN OF NIGERIA FROM TEAM NCA
NIGERIANS No Body Can Give You Freedom No Body Can Give You Equality Or Justice If You Are A Man/Woman YOU TAKE IT Its 2015 Elections And We Are Here AGain But This Time In A Different Form, APC Claimed They Hacked Into INEC DATABASE But We Own The DATABASE Long Before Now So No Worries No Fear To All NIGERIANs…GO And Cast Your Vote And We Assure You That Your Vote Must Count Because We Are The Kings Of The NIgerRian CYber SPACE. NOTE: WE GAT ACCESS TO OTHER HIGH RANKING NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT SERVERS, BUT WE ARE NOT HERE FOR THAT TODAY!. INEC DONT TRY TO RIG BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING YOU DAY AND NIGHT FOR MONTHS NOW BUT DONT BE SCARED WE MEAN NO HARM COS IF YOU ATTEMPT TO RIG YOU WILL PAY!! WE ARE THE THE VOICE OF THE YOUTHs!! WE ALSO USE THIS MEDIUM TO ADVICE ALL POLITICAL PARTIES: WHO PRICE GO PAY. WE DO NOT FORGIVE WE DO NOT FORGET EXPECT US!”
The INEC website has been restored.
The CPS to INEC Chairman, Kayode Idowu confirms the website has been taken back from the hackers.
When asked if the database of the website and information gathered from the card readers have been compromised, he clearly stated it had been not.