Anonymous Starts Cyberattacks Against Nigerian Government
[bold]The Anonymous hacker collective has started a cyber-campaign against the government of Nigeria, accusing it of corruption, greed, and theft.[/bold]
In the past, Anonymous members sometimes carried out silly attacks that made all of us ask “how old are these guys?,” but they also take up social causes on a regular basis.
They stood firm against ISIS many times, against pedophilia websites, animal cruelty, and against the KKK. To this list, you can add the people of Nigeria, one of the world’s most poorest countries, despite being extremely rich in natural resources.
According to a press release put online yesterday, members of the hacker collective are accusing the Nigerian government of corruption, being more preoccupied with stealing billions of dollars rather than making investments and raising the population’s living standards.
As soon as the announcement was made on various Anonymous-controlled sites and Twitter accounts, a torrent of DDoS attacks launched against various government websites.
Soon after, websites started falling left and right, and the list of casualties included sites for the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria’s Customs Administration, and Nigeria’s National Institute for Legislative Studies, who was also defaced along the way.
Since the campaign is only starting, if you have the habit of visiting Nigerian websites, expect more downtime on government portals.
#Anonymous currently attacking Nigeria http://pastebin.com/88NcdPTw #OpNigeria
5:31 AM – 9 Jan 2016