Our website not hacked – CBN

Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele
CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has denied reports that its website was hacked by Anonymous, a group known for launching cyberattacks on government institutions.

“Contrary to claims in the social media alleging that the website of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) (www.cbn.gov.ng) has been breached by malicious persons, we wish to state categorically that our website is secure,” the bank’s acting director of corporate communications Osita Nwanisobi said in a statement on Friday night.

“We wish to assure the Nigerian public and indeed all our other stakeholders that the CBN website is adequately protected and that there is no cause for alarm.

“We also wish to advise members of the online community to desist from peddling false news aimed at undermining the integrity of the Central Bank of Nigeria, which is our collective asset.”

Anonymous is one of the groups supporting the #EndSARS protest against police brutality in Nigeria.