Earlier today, several news organisations reported that Anonymous, a group of international “hacktivist” group backing #EndSars protesters has hacked the Nigerian Stock Exchange website.
The Nation reported that it’s checks revealed that the hackers took over admin panel as markets opened on Monday. A quote in the news report, which is said to have been a tweet reads, “We have HACKED into the complete admin panel of the Nigerian Stock Exchange website! We decided to leave a message this time :). We will be leaking more from this website later. Expect us, #OpNigeria #EndSARS.”
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The Nigerian Stock Exchange has swiftly released a disclaimer stating the the NSE website was not hacked.
“We have noted claims from unknown/anonymous groups that they have illegally accessed the website of the NSE. Please be aware that such claims are completely without foundation.
“There has been no breach of the NSE’s website, which continues to operate normally, maintained by high levels of cyber-security which we have in place” – The NSE.
The Exchange asked anyone that have further question or receive any in enquiries in the regard to please refer same to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Investogist monitored trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange for the entire trading session on Monday, and experienced no disruption or abnormalities.
The benchmark All-Share Index closed flat at the end of trading, as 287.3 million shares valued at N3.398 billion exchanged hands in 5,132 deals.
By; Nnamdi M.