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‘Nigerian govt website hacker arrested’

Nigeria , 03 Oct 2013

‘Nigerian govt website hacker arrested’

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) says it has arrested a man notorious for hacking government websites.

The man, identified as Adeniji Lukman, is accused of breaching the website of Nigeria’s State Security Service (SSS) and the National Examination Council (NECO).

Lukman, a graduate of the College of Education in Ilaro, Ogun State, is also alleged to have at various times hacked the website of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and stolen examination material.

He then allegedly sold this examination material to students prior to the country’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Dr. Ade Abolurin, the commandant general of the NSCDC, said the suspect is a skilled hacker and has been a constant worry until his arrest.

“The crux of the matter is that when he hacked into our system, there was so much outcry in the country. This got to my knowledge late last year, and so we started trailing the suspect,” he said.

Dr. Abolurin added that the suspect will be brought to court in the coming days.

Last week, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) made similar breakthrough when it arrested four suspects who allegedly hacked into the system a bank and made away with over N700 million ($4.32 million).

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