Our Website Not Hacked, CBN Replies Anonymous


The Central Bank of Nigeria has denied social media claims regarding possible breach of its website by a renowned hactivist group, ‘Anonymous’ on Friday.

“Contrary to claims in the social media alleging that the website of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) (www.cbn.gov.ng) has been breached by malicious persons, we wish to state categorically that our website is secure,” the apex bank said in a mailed statement to THE WHISTLER.

The statement was endorsed by Osita Nwanisobi, Ag. Director, Corporate Communications of the apex bank.


The CBN clarification comes after Anonymous claims it was responsible for a breach of the CBN website.

A member of Anonymous tweeted on Friday, “The Nigerian central bank website has been taken #Offline. https://cbn.gov.ng | TANGO DOWN.”

The group, which had earlier declared support for the ongoing #EndSARS protest in Nigeria, had also hacked the Nigerian Police Force website and the Nigerian Brodcasting Corporation Twitter account.

The group also claimed to be responsible for an alleged breach on President Muhammadu Buhari’s computer.

CBN said, “We wish to assure the Nigerian public and indeed all our other stakeholders that the CBN website is adequately protected and that there is no cause for alarm.

“We also wish to advise members of the online community to desist from peddling false news aimed at undermining the integrity of the Central Bank of Nigeria, which is our collective asset.”


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