The official website of the Central Bank of Nigeria has come under cyber attack by Anonymous, a group of foreign Internet activists protesting police brutality in the country.
The group, prominent for hacking repressive government’s website, earlier announced its decision to attack federal government agencies’ websites in solidarity with the protesters clamouring for the reformation of the Nigerian police.
The group of anonymous hackers has carried out similar coordinated attacks in the United States, Israel, Tunisia, Uganda and some other countries. Its motto is simply “we are anonymous.”
On Thursday, the official website of the Nigeria Police Force was infiltrated after the group hacked into its database,releasing details of SARS officers.
Below is a tweet seen from an Anonymous twitter handle:
Good Day Nigeria’s we the anonymous finally hacked CBN and we will be giving all citizens of the country 2m naira each God bless you all❤️ #EndSARS