NIMC Reveals How It’s Severs Are Being Secured After Hacking Allegation | READ DETAILS
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has debunked allegations that its servers were hacked into.
NIMC made a clarification on Tuesday, after a hacker, known only as @_Sam0_0 claimed that he hacked into the Commission’s server.
A statement titled; ‘NIMC Servers Are Most Secure for Identity Management’ signed by the Head of Corporate Communications, NIMC, Kayode Adegoke, read in part;
“The National Identity Management Commission wishes to inform the public that its servers were not breached but are fully optimised at the highest international security levels as the custodian of the mod important national database for Nigeria.
“Making this declaration in his new year message, the Director-General of NIMC. Eng. Aliyu An said as the custodian of the foundational identity database for Africa’s most populous nation.
“NIMC has gone to great lengths to ensure the nation’s database is adequately secured and protected especially given the spate of cyber-attacks on networks across the world.
“Over the years, through painstaking efforts, NIMC has built a robust and credible system for Nigeria’s identity database. The Commission and its infrastructure are certified to the ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management System Standard which is re validated annually.”
Meanwhile, ‘Sam’ retracted, stating that the server he hacked into does not belong to the Nigeria government.
“Hi Guys, my recent post about open S3 bucket, I want to say that, that server is not from Nigeria’s government, it’s from @TecnoSRC and, there is company’s private data nothing else, and I’ve reported it straight after finding it, and @TechnoSRC just fixed it within hours.”