Nigerian army website hacked by protesters

A Nigerian army website was hacked by cyber activists Monday as protests against a hike in fuel prices continue.
The hackers’ message was clear: stop clamping down on protesters. On Monday morning, President Goodluck Jonathan announced new measures to bring fuel prices down; meanwhile, soldiers set up roadblocks near protest sites in a bid to put a definitive end to the unrest. At least 15 people have been killed since the protests broke out two weeks ago.
For several hours, the Nigerian Army Education Corps’ official website read:
“We the great people of Nigeria ask for nothing but your immediate evacuation from our streets. We shall not fold our arms and watch you harass innocent protesters. Please tackle Boko Haram [a militant Islamist group behind a wave of recent bomb attacks] and leave innocent protesters alone.”
A group calling itself Naija Cyber Hacktivists claimed responsibility for the hacking, and publicised the news via a Twitter account.
The Army Education Corps’ website is currently down for maintenance.
Screengrab of the Army Education Corps' website on Monday morning.


Reply to comment | The Observers

I'm amazed, I have to admit. Rarely do I encounter a blog that's both equally educative and
entertaining, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the head.
The issue is something not enough people are speaking intelligently about.

Now i'm very happy I found this during my hunt for something concerning this.

A shame

A shame that Nigerian army website does not have security. Don't get me wrong, any one could be hacked but what is the problem with hackers anyways?