A popular hacktivist group, Anonymous has announced that “multiple” Nigerian Government websites have been hacked as protests against police brutality.
Anonymous on October 9, 2020, warned President Muhammadu Buhari to heed the demands of the protesters as the world is watching.
— Anonymous (@YourAnonCentral) October 9, 2020
The hacktivist’s handle which is temporarily restricted by Twitter ended its message five days ago by telling the Nigerian government to “expect us” and has now give the government 72 hours to #EndPoliceBrutality or face the consequences.
— Sevo (@Sevo411) October 15, 2020
On Wednesday night, October 15, Anonymous revealed that it has successfully hacked multiple government websites in retribution for the violence of the police against protesters.
“Anonymous hacks multiple government websites in solidarity with #EndSARS protestors and retribution for violence by police,” the group tweeted.
— Anonymous (@YourAnonCentral) October 14, 2020
Although, hacktivist group did not say which websites were hacked, but the Nigerian police’s website was down as at 12:21 am on Thursday.
Anonymous also released many informations including names, addresses, emails and bank accounts of SARS police officers across the country.