The websites of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, were attacked on Friday, October 16, 2020.
Hackers collective, Anonymous tweeting via its pseudo account, claimed responsibilities for the attack on the three websites in support of protests against police brutality in Nigeria.
The latest cyberattacks were the first in a series of coordinated attacks by hacktivists on Nigerian government-owned websites and social media accounts.
Hours before the shutdown of EFCC and INEC websites, the website of Nigeria’s central bank was hacked.
“International hackers & Anonymous continue the cyber campaign against the government to call out corruption, demand police reform, and show solidarity with brave protestors,” the group said on one of its Twitter handles.
After the CBN hack, it tweeted via another pseudo account and claimed responsibility for the hack of the other two government websites as well as that of Amuwo Odofin local government in Lagos state.