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Hacker allegedly break into NIMC server, steal over three million national identity numbers of Nigerians

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Suspected hackers have allegedly hacked into the server of the Nationwide Id Administration Fee NIMC and stolen three million Nationwide Id Numbers of Nigerians.

Sahara Reporters stories that the hacker disclosed how simple it was for him to breach the NIMC server and entry private info of hundreds of thousands of Nigerians in an article he shared on an internet site.

The report says the hacker boasted that he acquired entry to “juice” on the Nigerian Authorities company’s server and that he might go-ahead to do no matter he desired with different delicate information at his disposal.

Displaying a defaced Nationwide Id card of a Nigerian alongside the article, the hacker was stated to have written

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“I’ve acquired another output for s3 bucket, I casually tried to entry it with none hope, and rattling! The s3 bucket is filled with juice. I simply merely acquired entry to their (Nigeria) information of inside information, customers and all the things they’ve. I can obtain all the things, even the entire bucket. I’m positive that the bucket is filled with juice.

I wished to take a look at extra information however as now we have to observe bug bounty guidelines I finished doing extra. I’ve acquired another s3 bucket with nuclei and it additionally contained about 4–5 gigs of knowledge.

I’ve rewarded 5250$ for just one report and 0$ for the second even it contained a lot delicate information”

The most recent 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 throughout Africa.

An announcement from the company had additional disclosed that the hackers had been focusing on telecoms, Web Service Suppliers, and Ministries of International Affairs in Nigeria and different African international locations.

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