Popular Hacker Group, Anonymous has taken down the website of Telecoms network, Glo.
As at the time of filing this report, the website is unavailable. It was reportedly taken down by the hacker group over the network’s failure to speak up against Police brutality in Nigeria, according to Peoples Gazette.
It will be recalled that thousands of Nigerian youths have taken to the street to protest against Police brutality in the country using the hashtag ‘#EndSARS’.
It was observed that the website is indeed unavailable. Using Checkhost.com, a trusted tool for checking the Uptime/downtime status of websites, Glo’s servers were unreachable.
#EndSARS: Unknown Hacker Hacks CBN Website
The website of the Central Bank of Nigeria has been hacked by ‘Anonymous’, an online group known for attacking government establishments.
Anonymous, which is widely known for its various cyberattacks against several government institutions, is believed to have taken the move in solidarity with the #EndSARS protesters.
The website of Nigeria’s apex bank on Friday night displayed the message, “500 – Internal server error. There is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed.”
Earlier, Anonymous had hacked the Twitter accounts of several government agencies including 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.
The #EndSARS protests have been taking place across major cities in the country with youths demanding an end to police brutality and killings.
Major highways across the country have been blocked, thereby grounding economic activities.
Hackers Hit Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, Vow To Expose Govt Secrets
The Twitter account of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has been hacked.
The hackers put up a message threatening to reveal secrets of Nigerian authorities.
“We #Anonymous are out to expose government’s secret and dirty files”, it read.
“Put an #ENDTOPOLICEBRUTALITY #Twitterdown #NBChacked”, the message added.
The website was also not opening as at 9:25 am.
NBC regulates the Nigerian broadcast industry.
The commission says it adopts scientific research methods to gather data, analyze trends in line with the dynamism of the industry and advise government.
NBC receives, processes and considers applications for the establishment, ownership or operation of radio and television stations including cable television service, direct satellite broadcast and others.
GOOGLE Joins #EndSARS Protest
Global Organization of Oriented Group Language of Earth (GOOGLE) has also thrown its weight behind the #EndSARS protest currently ongoing across the country.
The international company which specializes in Internet-related services and products in a tweet shared on Thursday October 15, stated that it is against oppression, brutality and intimidation.
Google also called for a speedy response and resolution to the current situation. The tweet read;
We strongly oppose oppression, brutality & intimidation. We believe a fair and impartial police force is a critical element of a stable society, & that abuse of power infringes on people’s democratic & human rights. We urge a speedy resolution to the current situation. #EndsSARS
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