The official Twitter account of the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has been compromised by a group of Internet activists joining the #EndSARS protest.
The group known for hacking repressive government’s website earlier announced its decision to attack Nigerian government agencies’ websites in solidarity with the protesters clamoring for the reformation of the police.
The group of anonymous hackers has carried out similar coordinated attacks in the United States, Israel, Tunisia, Uganda and some other countries. Its motto is simply “we are anonymous”, referring to its large number of individuals.
Afterwards, the group released documents containing names, addresses, contacts and account details of hundreds of police officers on a text storage website, pastebin.com.
Checks by this paper showed that the domain of the website has been suspended. “This Account has been suspended,” a statement read.
On Friday, the hackers announced that they had gained access to the Twitter account of NBC via the victim-agency’s account.
#EndPoliceBrutalityInNigeriaNow #EndPoliceHarassment— nbcgovng (@nbcgovng) October 16, 2020
We #Anonymous will continue supporting Nigerians#StopKillingThem#Expect Unexpected#OpNigeria @Nwankpa_A @ProfOsinbajo @Gidi_Traffic @instablog9ja@GuardianNigeria @thecableng pic.twitter.com/8LQw9AgC7J
Good morning, great Nigerians. TGIF and it's also a good day to #ENDSARS and #EndSWAT— nbcgovng (@nbcgovng) October 16, 2020
Which government website(s) would you want us to play with?
Drop your suggestions under this tweet. #TwitterDown #NBChacked