BREAKING: Anonymous shuts down CBN website as it ramps up cyberattacks on Nigerian government Internet assets.
Anonymous escalates ‘Operation Nigeria’ with CBN takeover
The attack came two days after the notorious hacker collective targeted the Nigeria Police Force, dumping sensitive records online.
Anonymous has shut down the website of CBN as it intensifies its attack on the Nigerian government over #EndSARS.
The hacker collective took down the website of the Nigerian government banker at 8:41 p.m., according to an announcement on its Twitter handle.
The page has been loading intermittently, indicating that CBN webmasters have been actively working to prevent or minimize damage.
The site was shut down two days after Anonymous took over the Nigerian police website, which has yet to go up as of Friday evening. Thousands of bank accounts and private information of officials were compromised in the attack.
It was not immediately clear whether or not the notorious hacking group collected sensitive information from the CBN web infrastructure following the attack.
A spokesperson for the CBN did not immediately return a request seeking comments.