International internet activists and hacker group known as ‘Anonymous’ has attacked the Nigerian police website, shutting it down.
Anonymous, which is popular for executing some of the well known cyberattacks on government websites across the globe, announced the move to its 5.8 million followers on Twitter.
The group is threatening to carry out coordinated attacks on more Nigerian government websites unless the federal government bows to the yearnings of citizens to bring police officers accused of brutality to justice.
“#Nigeria: Anonymous hacks multiple government websites in solidarity with #EndSARS protestors and retribution for violence by police. #OpNigeria #EndSARSProtest,” the group tweeted in the early hours of Thursday.
Anonymous also created a twitter account (@NigeriaOP) dedicated to its operations in Nigeria, where it also released details of its first attack on the NPF website.
Investigation by ElombahNews on the twitter account of the group showed that it had attacked the NPF website and leaked classified information of suspected operatives of the defunct SARS to the public.
The information includes names, account numbers, police command deployments, amongst other details.