Nigeria Needs To Act On Government Websites Vulnerabilities To Hacking

On Friday, we woke up to see another hacking of Nigerian Federal agency website. This time, it was EFFC – a corruption watchdog that should be a beacon of security. The guys protesting on the fuel subsidy dropped this message:


“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained Managing Director of CONOIL, Mike Adenuga, Managing Director of African Petroleum, Femi Otedola, Managing Director of MRS, Sayyu Dantata and others; as well as officials of the PPPRA and NNPC who defrauded the nation to the tune of several billions of Naira.

Twenty-one (21) executive directors have been detained in all and at the moment been interrogated over fresh information that they allegedly stole fuel subsidy funds. More information will be released later.”


It is a hoax – there is nothing like that. Over the last few months, government websites have been hacked and it seems our nation has no solution to this. It is time someone has a plan to stop this problem before these guys declare a war  before people know it is not real. Imagine if they post what we cannot even write here on government websites and the stock market panics and Nigeria gets into real trouble. We need a solution and our ICT experts must be brought in to help protect and secure the sites.


EEFCC, what a shame that your site is that porous. Who knows if you have a way of protecting our national legal assets in your possessions.

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