News reaching us from reliable sources say the INEC website has been hacked by a group calling themselves the Nigerian Cyber army. In a statement posted on INEC's website- www.inecnigeria.org the group says they hacked and took control of the website to protect results from being manipulated by anyone, through any means. They also claim to be protecting the rights of Nigerians to elect there leaders.
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A leading cyber security expert, said that these hackers used a new lockout technology to hack and maintain control of the electoral umpire's website. This technology is the latest in the hackers underground.
Here is an excerpt of the hackers' official statement released online. "Its 2015 Elections And We Are Here AGain But This Time In A Different Form, APC Claimed They Hacked Into INEC DATABASE But We Own The DATABASE Long Before Now So No Worries No Fear To All NIGERIANs...GO And Cast Your Vote And We Assure You That Your Vote Must Count Because We Are The Kings Of The NIgerRian CYber SPACE. NOTE: WE GAT ACCESS TO OTHER HIGH RANKING NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT SERVERS, BUT WE ARE NOT HERE FOR THAT TODAY!. INEC DONT TRY TO RIG BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING YOU DAY AND NIGHT FOR MONTHS NOW BUT DONT BE SCARED WE MEAN NO HARM COS IF YOU ATTEMPT TO RIG YOU WILL PAY!! WE ARE THE THE VOICE OF THE YOUTHs!! WE ALSO USE THIS MEDIUM TO ADVICE ALL POLITICAL PARTIES: WHO PRICE GO PAY. WE DO NOT FORGIVE. WE DO NOT FORGET. EXPECT US! Please follow us on https://www.facebook.com/naijacyberarmy"
INEC said via their twitter handle that they are aware of the hack incident.
A reliable source, who is a leading cyber security expert, said that these hackers used a new lockout technology to hack and maintain control of the electoral umpire's website. This technology is the latest in the hackers underground he said.
We are also making efforts to reach The Nigerian Cyber Army for comments.
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