An online network known for launching cyberattacks against government institutions, Anonymous, has hacked the websites of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The move was taken in solidarity with the #EndSARS protesters.
EFCC website when visited showed that it had been brought down completely while that of INEC which opened in an offline version was restored as at the of filing this report.
A tweet by Anonymous stated that, “Official website of @officialEFCC has been taken down in support of #EndSARSProtest. CHECK HOST: https://check-host.net/check-report/df89d3bk838 TARGET: https://efccnigeria.org/efcc/ You should have expected us! #EndCorruptionInNigeria.”
Recall that the Central bank of Nigeria was allegedly hacked on Friday night, but the apex bank denied that its website was hacked, saying that it is “secure” and “adequately protected.”
Anonymous had hacked the National Broadcasting Commission which has in recent times been criticised for its highhandedness and stiff media regulations through its Broadcast Code which increased the fine for hate speech to N5 million.