EFCC confirms attack on commission’s website

The EFCC website is up and running
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EFCC Confirms Attack On Commission’s Website

On Monday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) admitted that its official website had been targeted over the weekend by yet-to-be-identified cybercriminals.

A group of activists with the motto: 'We are anonymous' revealed on Twitter last Friday in a series of tweets that it had obtained access to the websites of some critical federal government departments in solidarity with the nation's #EndSARS protests.

The agencies included the websites of the EFCC, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), among others, as announced by the activists.

Checks revealed that the website of the commission on Friday showed that because of an internal server bug, it was offline.

The activists also reported that they had accessed the National Broadcasting Corporation's Twitter account via the victim-agency account, where they also posted #EndSARS protest materials on the Twitter timeline of the agency.

Confirming the assault, commission spokesman Wilson Uwujaren said in a tweet that the attack was successfully repelled.

He wrote,

“Though there were attempts, over the weekend, to compromise the website by some cyber criminals the attacks were successfully repelled. The EFCC website is up and running.”