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Nigerian Blow Hot Has Hacker Breaks Into NIMC Server, Steals Over Three Million Nation ID Numbers

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Nigerian Blow Hot Has Hacker Breaks Into NIMC Server, Steals Over Three Million Nation ID Numbers
Nigerian Blow Hot Has Hacker Breaks Into NIMC Server, Steals Over Three Million Nation ID Numbers

The hacker boasted that he got entry to “juice” on the Nigerian Government agency’s server.

An alleged breach of the National Id Management Commission server has uncovered over three million National Identity Numbers of Nigerians.

In response to Sahara Reporters, a hacker often called Sam broke into the server and stole very important info belonging to tens of millions of Nigerians.

Revealing how straightforward it was for him to breach the NIMC server and access private info of tens of millions of Nigerians in an article he shared on infosecwriteups.com, the hacker boasted that he got entry to “juice” on the Nigerian Government agency’s server and that he may go forward to do whatever he desired with different delicate information at his disposal.

Displaying a defaced National Identity card of a Nigerian alongside the article, the hacker stated, “I’ve got one more output for s3 bucket, I casually tried to access it without any hope, and damn! The s3 bucket is full of juice.

“I just simply got access to their (Nigeria) data of internal files, users and everything they have. I can download everything, even the whole bucket. I am sure that the bucket is full of juice.

“I wanted to look at more files but as we have to follow bug bounty rules I stopped doing more.

“I’ve got one more s3 bucket with nuclei and it also contained about 4–5 gigs of data.

“I’ve rewarded 5250$ for only one report and 0$ for the second one even it contained so much sensitive data,” the hacker wrote within the article that has continued to generate reactions from some Nigerians on Twitter particularly tech fanatics.

A user on the micro-blogging platform with the handle @isidags whereas reacting to the event stated, “I’m shocked Nigerians are shocked.

“Seems you people don’t know the government and country you’re involved with.”

Another user often called @boluxxxx whereas commenting stated, “Jokes aside, this is enough reason for Buhari to sack Pantami.”

Berating Nigeria’s weak cyber security, one other Twitter user, @bespokeKENErd, stated, “It was only a matter of time before this happened.

“Nigeria’s information security is ridiculously lax. So careless with sensitive data.”

@St_Gothica whereas reacting to the difficulty stated, “This is exactly why I never wanted to do the NIN registration. Delayed it as long as I could.”

Another Twitter user, @The_Jonathanian, stated, “Somebody should tell Sheik Pantami that the most sensitive data of Nigerians under his care have been compromised and floating in the wild.”

The hacking of the NIMC server has not only uncovered Nigeria’s weak cyber security but additionally highlighted the hazard the nation’s residents and investments had been currently under.

The newest cyber assault comes lower than two months after the Nigerian Communications Fee in November 2021 issued a warning that an Iranian hacking group was planning to hold out cyber espionage across Africa.

An announcement from the company had additional disclosed that the hackers had been concentrating on telecoms, Web Service Providers, and Ministries of Foreign Affairs in Nigeria and different African nations.

The incident additionally comes months after the President Muhammadu Buhari administration whereas mandating Nigerians to enroll for National Identification Number claimed that it was going to cease crimes within the nation together with these perpetrated via the Web.

Talking through the launch of the National Policy for the Promotion of Indigenous Content material in Nigerian Telecoms Sector and Revised National Identity Policy for SIM Cards registration in May 2021, President Buhari stated, “The NIN will cover one of the weaknesses in our security structure. We will be able to easily identify and know the personality of Nigerians.

“We will identify people easily, including the crooks.”

Assuring Nigerians of how very important the brand new system can be to crime preventing within the nation, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, in June 2021, claimed that incidents of terror corresponding to banditry and kidnapping within the nation had considerably decreased on account of the insistence by government for individuals in Nigeria to register for NIN.

Pantami went additional to say that the improved database will shield Nigerians greater than ever earlier than.

However regardless of these assurances, the newest assault has uncovered the failure of the President Buhari administration to guard Nigerians from cyber criminals.

Over 60 million Nigerians had so far been captured on the national identity database, in accordance with the NIMC.

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