The Central Bank of Nigeria website that was reported hacked yesterday October 16, has been restored and it’s now operational.
After the site was reported hacked, the Anonymous group, an online network known for launching cyber attacks against government institutions, claimed responsibility for bringing down the website of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The move was taken in solidarity with the #EndSARS protesters.
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However, the CBN’s Corporate Communications Director, Osita Nwanisobi, issued a press statement claiming the website was not hacked neither was it shutdown by the Anonymous hackers.
CBN Website Not Hacked pic.twitter.com/nZFdabmARo
— Central Bank of Nigeria (@cenbank) October 16, 2020
But on visit of the site yesterday, it was showing an error message and was down for a period of time before coming back up.