The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) announced that after the shutdown of the financial regulator’s website,
it was attacked by the international hacking group, Anonymous.
The shutdown followed the group’s attempt to attack the Nigerian government for police
abuse in support of the protest against ENDSARS.
The Media Team reported the closure of the CBN website after claiming that the website had been taken down by Anonymous.
Anonymous attacks on social media, announced that it shut down the website of CBN.
This is attributable to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) intrusion.
In a tweet, CBN denied that their website had been targeted or shut down.
CBN said it was not violated by malicious individuals in the statement reported by the media team as its website was secure.
CBN indicated, “We wish to assure the Nigerian public, and indeed all our other
stakeholders that the CBN website is adequately protected, and that there is no cause for alarm.”
An earlier analysis by the media team , however, revealed that the CBN website was shut down and not available.