The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has denied it’s website was hacked on Friday, stating categorically that the website is secure.
TheNewsGuru.com, TNG spoke to a top management source who said the site has not been hacked. Rather CBN blocked it when they saw attempts to hack it.
“It has been blocked to the US, UK, France, etc. Nigerians however can access it intermittently. It will remain blocked till Monday. Keep trying the site it opens sometimes.” he said.
Meanwhile, Osita Nwanisobi, Ag. Director, Corporate Communications, CBN in a statement also denied the hacking of the website.
The statement reads: “Contrary to claims in the social media alleging that the website of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) (www.chn.gov.ng) has been breached by malicious persons. we wish to state categorically that our website is secure.
“We wish to assure the Nigerian public and indeed all our other stakeholders that the CBN website is adequately protected and that there is no cause for alarm.
“We also wish to advise members of the online community to desist from peddling false news aimed at undermining the integrity of the Central Bank of Nigeria, which is our collective asset”.
Checks had shown that the CBN website had issues and returned errors on several occasions of trying to access it. However, the website seems to be stable now.