23-Year-Old Arrested in Nigeria for Hacking Government Web Sites

The Nigerian Tribune reports that Adeniji Lukman, 23, was recently arrested in Nigeria and charged with hacking into the Web sites of Nigerian government agencies (h/t Softpedia).

According to the Tribune, Lukman admitted having leveraged his expertise in Web design to hack into the sites, including the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), the States Security Service (SSS), the National Examination Council (NECO), and the Nigeria Customs Service.

He also allegedly stole exam questions and answer from the Web site for the the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), and sold them to test takers prior to the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

“He just graduated from College of Education, Ilaro, in March and he went to computer training center where he learnt some of these things,” NSCDC Commandant General Dr. Ade Abolurin told the Tribune. “The crux of the matter is that when he hacked into our system, there were so much outcries in the country. This got to my knowledge late last year, and so we started trailing the suspect. We thank God, on September 26, we got him.”

Jeff Goldman
Jeff Goldman
Jeff Goldman has been a technology journalist for more than 20 years and an eSecurity Planet contributor since 2009.

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