CBN, INEC and EFCC official websites have been hacked in a coordinated cyber attack by Anonymous, as the #ENDSARS Protest enters its eleventh day, after the 74 hours it gave the Federal Government of Nigeria to meet the demands of the protesters elapsed.
The #ENDSARS protest is snowballing into another Arab Spring as many youths continue to daily pour into the streets to join others that have been on ground.
On Friday 16th October 2020, a credible source reported that the protests in Lagos State alone held at 32spots out of the 57LCDAs.
The youth are demanding institutional reforms, dismissal and prosecution of culpable SARS officers, compensation for victims families, unconstitutional release of protesters and increase in Police salary.
To lend support to the protest , Anonymous in its ‘Operation Nigeria’ first tweeted from the handle @LiteMods “the
twitter account is under control by Anonymous. #EndSARS #EndSarsProtests
National Broadcasting Commission by Anonymous !
#TangoDown under control https://t.co/6Rnm5kjZIu
As at the time of filing this report, the following websites have been affected: CBN, INEC, NCDC, EFCC and NBC.
The extent of compromise of data in the websites cannot be ascertained yet because of the cyber breach.
The #ENDSARS protests has gained worldwide sympathy as International celebrities have lend their voices to it. Pastor T.D.Jakes,JayZ,Trey songz and others have shown support.
On Thursday ,15th October 2020 the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, dedicated a logo and hashtag for the protest.