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The Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN) in a swift respond refuted the claim by a foreign hacker group, known as Anonymous, on Friday night claiming to have hacked CBN website.

In a statement by the CBN Acting Director, Corporate Communications, Osita Nwasinobi, on Friday night, said that the CBN website was not hacked.

“Contrary to the claims in the social media alleging that the website of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) (www.cbn.gov.ng) has been breached by malicious persons, we wish to state categorically that our website is secured.

“We wish to assure the Nigerian Public and indeed all our stakeholders that CBN website is adequately protected and that there is no cause for alarm.

“We also wish to advise the online community to desist from peddling false news aimed at undermining the integrity of Central Bank of Nigeria, which is our collective asset,” the statement said.

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Anonymous hackers, prominent for carrying cyber attacks on government’s website, earlier announced its decision to attack federal government agencies’ websites in solidarity with the protesters clamoring for the reformation of the Nigerian police.

On Friday, the hackers announced that they had gained access to the Twitter account of National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC).

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