Nigerian Government’s Website Hit by Pro-Gay Hackers


The government of Nigeria's website was reportedly hacked on Thursday night by a hacker demanding the government end its support of an anti-homosexuality bill, The Street Journal reports:

The attack on the website, took place in the evening and messages urging the President to overrule the laws were displayed on the site until around 11 pm when the administrators regained control of the site. The hackers protested against the 14-year jail term for homosexuals in Nigeria.

The attack came from Paddyhack, who wrote on the site that “nobody should live in fear of being jailed when their action is loving another consenting adult, regardless of gender.”

The President was asked to “veto or renounce the bill” within 72 hours. Issuing a threat after, the hackers stated on the website that “failure to follow our order will unleash a torrent of fury aimed directly at the direction of your administration, starting with some startling but unsurprising evidence of corruption in your ranks.”

The hackers also continued with an assurance as the message continued with “no need to start destroying evidence, I already have it.”

Posted July 5, 2013 at 3:24pm ETC by Andy Towle
in News, Nigeria