13 April 2014

Nigeria: Hackers Attack Army's Website

Lagos — A group of local online hackers, known as the Nigerian Cyber Army, has attacked the official recruitment portal of the Nigeria Army.

The portal was momentarily defaced with a message warning the army about the group's return and plans to attack more government websites.

The message on the army website read: "Yes, your website got stamped by Nigerian lets (sic)."

The army however appears to have taken full control of the website as the message posted on the website by the hackers has since been deleted.

The portal currently experiences high traffic as thousands of citizens visit the site daily to apply online to join the army.

It is not unknown how the hackers were able to gain access to the army website or whether they were able to access any vital documents from the website.

Although no link has been established between the hackers and conventional local terrorist organisations, the group appears to be targeting only government agencies.

Last year, the group was believed to have been responsible for the attacks on the official website of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The group also successfully attacked the website of the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC).


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