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CBN makes clarification on alleged website hack



The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN has reacted to reports that its website was hacked on the night of Friday, October 16, 2020.

CBN in a statement released late Friday, dismissed the reports as fake news.

Recall that international hacktivist group, Anonymous had claimed responsibility for shutting down the website of the Apex Bank on Friday night.

Checks on the website showed it displaying the message, “500 – Internal server error. There is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed.”

The glitch made the apex bank’s website go on and off intermittently.

CBN released a statement via its Twitter page, maintaining that contrary to reports, its website was safe.

“Contrary to claims on social media alleging that the website of the Central Bank of Nigeria has been breached by malicious persons, we wish to state categorically that our website is secure.

“We also wish to advise the online community to desist from peddling fake news aimed at undermining the integrity of the CBN, which is our collective asset,” the statement said.

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