NBC Twitter Account Hacked, Perpetrators Threaten To Reveal Government Secrets

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A group of hackers identified as 'Anonymous' hacked the Twitter account of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Friday in an apparent support for the ongoing #EndSARS protests. The hackers who displayed support for the protests on the hacked NBC account also put up a message threatening to reveal secrets of Nigerian authorities. The website was also not opening as at 9:25 am.

The post read “We #Anonymous are out to expose government’s secret and dirty files”.

“Put an #ENDTOPOLICEBRUTALITY #Twitterdown #NBChacked.

“We #Anonymous will continue supporting Nigerians,” the hackers added.

NBC which regulates the Nigerian broadcast industry says it adopts scientific research methods to gather data, analyze trends in line with the dynamism of the industry and advise government. The commission also receives, processes and considers applications for the establishment, ownership or operation of radio and television stations including cable television service, direct satellite broadcast and others.