The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has demystified viral reports that its website has been hacked by the popular Anonymous (Hacktivist) group Friday.
Brandnewsday understands that Anonymous, a band of unknown individuals, had earlier claimed responsibility, with a threat to take control of more government websites.
Meanwhile, the CBN in a statement via its Twitter page on Friday maintained that contrary to reports, its website was safe.
It, however, appealed Nigerians to stay away from peddling fake news as its website is adequately protected and there was no cause for alarm.
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The statement reads: “Contrary to claims on social media alleging that the website of the Central Bank of Nigeria has been breached by malicious persons, we wish to state categorically that our website is secure.
“We also wish to advise the online community to desist from peddling fake news aimed at undermining the integrity of the CBN, which is our collective asset.”
Meanwhile, hackers on Friday hacked the Twitter account of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC)
They also threaten to reveal secrets of the Nigerian authorities.