A decentralized international ‘hacktivist’ group named “Anonymous” on Friday night claimed that it has brought down the official website of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Anonymous retweeted a tweet by one of its affiliates, @loriansynaro, which reads in part, “#Anonymous #OpNigeria #EndSARS #EndSarsNow. The Nigerian central bank website has been taken #Offline. https://cbn.gov.ng | TANGO DOWN
The Nation claimed a check on the Apex bank website revealed the message, “500 – Internal server error. There is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed.”
The glitch made the apex bank’s website go on and off intermittently according to the report
The CBN in a statement by its acting spokesman, Osita Nwanisobi, late on Friday. denied that its website was hacked by those loyal to protesters of #EndSARS.
According to the statement: “Contrary to claims in the social media alleging that the website of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) (www.cbn.gov.ng) has been breached by malicious persons, we wish to state categorically that our website is secure.
“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.
“We also wish to advise members of the online community to desist from peddling false news aimed at undermining the integrity of the Central Bank of Nigeria, which is our collective asset.”
The website of the CBN www.cbn.gov.ng appears up and normal as of this morning.