PREMIUM TIMES NIGERIA UNDER CYBERATTACK

March 3rd, 2020

Starting the 28th of February, Qurium has monitored and mitigated several forms of cyberattacks against Premium Times Nigeria.

The first attacks aimed to find vulnerabilities in the website. The attacker performed vulnerability scans using Nikto and Acunetix during the 28th and 29th of February. The second group of attacks in the form of Denial of Service started the 1st of March and they aimed to take the website down.

The 29th of February, it was made public that the Department of State Services (DSS) had launched a manhunt for Samuel Ogundipe, an investigative journalist with the online newspaper Premium Times, over a report on the rift between Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, and National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno.

The 1st of March, the newspaper announced that two men suspected to be officials of the State Security Service attempted to breach the home of Premium Times’ Editor-in-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed, claiming they had a message to deliver to him.

Proxies used to hide the attacker location...

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Created: 04/03/2020

Author: Benedicta Akpede
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