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#EndSARS: Anonymous hacks CBN and EFCC website, promise to do more

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN website have been hacked.

Anonymous, a team of unknown individuals, has claimed responsibility, threatening to seize control of more websites belonging to the government.

Earlier on Friday, the same group took over the National Broadcasting Commission’s Twitter handle.

The Twitter account, which has grown from 10,000 followers to 22,500 followers, is still under their control.

The group said they stand for justice and support the weak against the powerful.

The anonymous hackers listed their values as human rights, autonomy, self-governance, resistance against tyranny, and more humane society.

Anonymous said their actions were in support of the nationwide protest to #EndSARS.

On Saturday, their handle tweeted about the hashtags protest in Nigeria and other places around the world.

Their tweet read, “The fight against impunity and cruelty is global. #WhatIsHappeningInPhilippines
#JusticeForBabyRiver #whatisHappeninginThailand #WhatsHappeningInIndonesia #OmnibusLaw #EndPoliceBrutality #EndSars”.

Anonymous first announced the attack on the state handle on Thursday, two days after they posted a video showing demonstrators.

“#Nigeria: Anonymous hacks multiple government websites in solidarity with #EndSARS protestors and retribution for violence by police. #OpNigeria #EndSARSProtest”, they tweeted.

Confirming the attack on EFCC and CBN websites, they posted.

“#Nigeria: International hackers & Anonymous continue the cyber campaign against the government to call out corruption, demand police reform, and show solidarity with brave protestors. #OpNigeria #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutality #ReformTheNigerianPolice.”

“#Anonymous #OpNigeria #EndSARS #EndSARSNow #ENDSARSOPPRESSION. Official website of @officialEFCC has been taken down in support of #EndSARSProtest. You should have expected us! #EndCorruptionInNigeria.”

This is day ten into the protest rocking all over the country.

The youths have insisted on a total reform of the Police Force as well as compensation and justice for families of those who fell victims to SARS brutality.

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