Hacker warns of more Nigerian website attacks

Paddy Hack’, an Irish hacker who claimed responsibility for the attack on Nigeria’s official government website last week, has threatened more attacks this week.

Last week, the hacker, who claims to be associated with hacktivist group Anonymous, defaced the Nigerian official government website www.gov.ng in protest of the country’s proposed anti-homosexual legislation criminalising gay activities.

On May 30 this year, lawmakers in Nigeria passed a bill banning same-sex marriage and outlawing anyone from forming organisations supporting gay rights, setting prison terms of up to 10 years for offenders. The bill, though, has yet to be signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan

“A torrent of fury will be unleashed on Nigeria’s government due to the unfair and unjust treatment of homosexuals in their country,” the hacker threatened in a notice on @PaddyHack, the hacker’s handle on social media website Twitter.

The hacker said that the attacks are planned to resume this week.

Paddy Hack has also warned that the attacks on Nigeria will not end ‘’anytime soon’’ if the government refused to “soft pedal on its tough stance on gays in the country.”

“Nigeria’s proposal to jail gays is disgusting. I’m not gay, but people shouldn’t be jailed for love. I am protesting the lack of humanity imposed by the Nigerian government. I will disappear if it (anti-gay bill) gets dropped,” Paddy Hack said.

Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Information has said additional measures have been implemented by them in a bid to stem future attacks by hackers.

– See more at: ITwebAfrica

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