Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has faulted claims that its website was hacked by a group of unidentified hackers.
Mr Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media & Publicity of the agency in a statement on Monday, October 18, confirmed that though there were attempts to breach the agency’s website, it was not hacked as claimed in some reports.
Naija News understands that a legend group of hackers popularly known as Anonymous, had earlier claimed responsibility for hacking the EFCC website.
The group on their microblogging site account also claimed to be responsible for the hacking of the official website of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) among others and threatened to target more.
However, EFCC while reacting to a report regarding a certain Dominic Akpan who claims to have resigned from the employ of the Commission to join the #EndSARS movement, described the claims as false.
The commission urges the general public to disregard the reports noting that its website is up an running fine.
The statement reads in part; “The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has been drawn to a report trending in the social media regarding a certain Dominic Akpan who claims to have resigned from the employ of the Commission to join the #EndSARS movement. He cited undisclosed “ugly experiences” he had within the Commission for his action.”
“The EFCC wishes to inform the public that Akpan is not a staff of the Commission. He merely served as a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member in the Port Harcourt zonal office of the Commission from November 2019 to October 16, 2020 when he completed his national service.”
“He therefore could not have resigned from the EFCC to join the #End SARS Movement.”
“The EFCC, therefore, urges members of the public to disregard the report, in addition to the one which also claims that the Commission’s website had been hacked.”
“Though there were attempts, over the weekend, to compromise the website by some cybercriminals the attacks were successfully repelled. The EFCC website is up and running.”