The official website of the Central Bank of Nigeria have come under cyber attack on Friday from a suspected Anonymous group, a group of foreign Internet activists showing solidarity with #EndSARS protesters in the country.
The group has previously attacked the websites of several government agencies including the police and National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
On Friday night, the hackers confirmed the attack on CBN website, saying it was a cyber campaign against the Nigerian government.
It also retweeted a tweet by one of its affiliates, @loriansynaro, saying: “#Anonymous #OpNigeria #EndSARS #EndSarsNow. The Nigerian central bank website has been taken #Offline. https://cbn.gov.ng | TANGO DOWN.”
The apex bank’s website 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.”
The Spokesman for the CBN, Isaac Okoroafor, could not be reached for comment on Friday as he did not respond to repeate
Earlier, Anonymous had hacked the Twitter accounts of several government agencies including the National Broadcasting Commission which has in recent time been criticised for its highhandedness and stiff media regulations through its Broadcast Code which increased the fine for hate speech to N5 million.