The official website of the Independent National Electoral commission was hacked by a group of individuals who identifed themselves as “TeaM Nigerian Cyber Army” but after almost two hours down the website was restored.
When it was hacked, on opening the official INEC website which leads to the homepage, it will be noticed that the site has been taken over by cyberterrorists who mocked the security protecting the website.
The written text message on the website said:
Sorry xD Your Site has been STAMPED by TeaM Nigerian Cyber Army
FEEL SOME SHAME ADMIN!!
Security is just an illusion
Remember USGREETINGS OF PEACE TO CITIZEN OF NIGERIA FROM TEAM NCA
NIGERIANS No Body Can Give You Freedom No Body Can Give You Equality Or Justice If You Are A Man/Woman YOU TAKE IT
Underneath the text is a picture:
After the picture the text continues
Its 2015 Elections And We Are Here AGain But This Time In A Different Form, APC Claimed They Hacked Into INEC DATABASE But We Own The DATABASE Long Before Now So No Worries No Fear To All NIGERIANs…GO And Cast Your Vote And We Assure You That Your Vote Must Count Because We Are The Kings Of The NIgerRian CYber SPACE.
NOTE: WE GAT ACCESS TO OTHER HIGH RANKING NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT SERVERS, BUT WE ARE NOT HERE FOR THAT TODAY!.
INEC DONT TRY TO RIG BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING YOU DAY AND NIGHT FOR MONTHS NOW BUT DONT BE SCARED WE MEAN NO HARM COS IF YOU ATTEMPT TO RIG YOU WILL PAY!!
WE ARE THE THE VOICE OF THE YOUTHs!!
WE ALSO USE THIS MEDIUM TO ADVICE ALL POLITICAL PARTIES: WHO PRICE GO PAY.
WE DO NOT FORGIVE
WE DO NOT FORGET
The attackers also add their Facebook page
This is a screenshot of what the website looked like:
But the website was eventually restored either by the terrorists or the admin of the electoral body (unconfirmed).
This is the face of the restored website:
Browsing through the website, there was no abnormalities as the site has returned to its former fold. Other major media platforms have also reported that the website is back on track.
It is yet to be confirmed if this is a way of rigging the elections or just a ploy by the attackers to make fun of the elections.
The official website is : http://www.inecnigeria.org/
INEC officials are yet to comment on the situation.