Election: FG Blocks Millions of Cyber Attack on INEC Server
Few days after the presidential and national assembly elections was held in Nigeria, the managing director of Galaxy Backbone (GBB) Muhammad Abubakar says the federal government blocked over 200 cyberattacks during the elections.
Galaxy Backbone is an information and communications technology services provider, owned by the federal government.
Abubakar spoke on Tuesday at the opening session of a two-day ministerial training for GBB’s board members and management staff in Abuja.
“On the election day alone, we were able to block more than 200 attacks and the next day, the attacks geometrically increased to about 1.2 million and all were blocked from our own businesses,” he said.
This is the first time a government official would be talking about the attempts to hack into the INEC’s server during the last elections.
Political parties have alleged that there were attempts to manipulate the election results by hackers.
Before the election, INEC assured that its system for transmitting election results cannot be penetrated by hackers.
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