The official website of the Ogun state government (www.ogunstate.gov.ng) has fallen victim to a cyber-attack, with hackers defacing all its pages. The breach was discovered on Wednesday morning, revealing the work of individuals identifying themselves as “Anon Ghost” under the name “Aliester Crowley” and claiming to operate from the Maldives.
On the defaced website, a bold inscription declares, “We are Anon Ghost. We are legend, we do not forgive, we do not forget, expect us.” The hackers have left a message urging the state government to update its security and provided a YouTube link for further contact.
This incident is not the first time the Ogun state government has faced a hacking attack. In 2015, the website was taken over by cyber-terrorists who also called for improved security measures.
Unfortunately, the Ogun state government is not alone in experiencing such breaches. Other Nigerian government websites, including the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), have also been targeted by hackers.
Kunle Somorin, the chief press secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun, expressed unawareness of the recent hack but assured that the state government would promptly address the issue. He mentioned reaching out to the social media team to take immediate action.