The Nigerian presidential elections are in full swing. And as if the Independent Nigerian Electoral Commission doesn’t have enough things to worry about, their website just got hacked by some people calling themselves the Nigerian Cyber Army. As is customary, there is a rambling signature left by the hackers, in place of the usual website. It’s not like the website is essential to the elections or anything. Their software and servers are likely not pointed to that url. This, as far as I can tell, has absolutely no bearing on the outcome of the election, which is more physical than digital. It’s more of egg on their face. We are reaching out to INEC for comment. “Sorry x0 Your Site has been STAMPED by TeaM Nigerian Cyber Army. FEEL SOME SHAME ADMIN!!”, the hackers said on the defaced site.
The hackers go on to say in barely-comprehensible-drunkhulk-all-caps-speak that they have access to other high ranking Nigerian government servers, but that is not why they are here today. They warn INEC to not try to rig the elections because “we have been watching you day and night for months now”. But they assure the commission that they mean no harm, except to visit retribution on them if they try any funny business.