The website of the Ogun state government in Nigeria was targeted by cyber criminals claiming to be operating from the Maldives. The attack, discovered on Wednesday, resulted in the defacement of all pages on the government’s website. The hackers, identifying themselves as “Anon Ghost,” left their logo and a bold inscription on the compromised site.
This is not the first time the Ogun state government has faced such cyber attacks. In a similar incident back in 2015, hackers seized control of the website and demanded enhanced security measures from the state government. Several other Nigerian government websites, including those of the NPHCDA, NDDC, EFCC, INEC, and NLC, have also been targeted by cyber criminals in the past.
The recent hack serves as a reminder of the importance of robust cybersecurity measures to safeguard government platforms and protect sensitive information. It highlights the need for continuous efforts to enhance security protocols and defend against cyber threats.
Governments and organizations must remain vigilant and proactive in their approach to cybersecurity to prevent unauthorized access and potential damage to their online presence.