Bet9ja, a well known betting platform in Nigeria and also known in a few African countries has been hacked by an Unknown hacker shutting out users and leaving them in a great panic of there funds and investments.
The hack was brought to notice since Wednesday morning as numerous sportybet user’s have been and complaining of there inability to login to their accounts and access the site.
On a proclamation statement present on the site and on the social handles of the betting platform, the company recognized the challenges while alleviating their users feelings of fear and guaranteeing the safety of their assets.
According to what is written on the platform
“Just like so many market-leading global organisations, Bet9ja recently became a victim of a sophisticated criminal cyber-attack, which is restricting your access to our platform,” the company said in the statement. “We take this matter extremely seriously. Our priority is protecting our customers and you have our assurances that your accounts and all your funds are safe.”
Mr Kunle Soname, the administrator of KC Gaming Networks Limited, owner of Bet9ja platform, affirmed that the company site was under a Cyber attack assault by a Russian hackers.
The administrator affirmed that the hacker have requested a stunning measure amount of cash to be paid in bitcoin as payment. The betting supremo, notwithstanding, guaranteed that the site would be back online on Friday, March 8.
Numerous users took to twitter to communicate and express their disappointment over the hack, the vast majority of them attempt to blame bet9ja for using a hack trick in order to turn away from paying large amount of winnings been made by people on the betting platform.
Sportybet chairman debunked those claimed been made by users, expressing that all rewards and winning will be paid once there site services are completely restored.
Sources has it that the hack was propagated by some Russian hackers after the United States said it furtively eliminated malware from computer networks all over the world as of late in recent week, in its bid to pre-empt Russian cyber assault.
The US said the move was fundamental as a result of Russia’s arrangements plan to go after American critical infrastructure. It said that the malware been eliminated enabled Russians to make ‘botnets’ – networks of private computers that are contaminated with malevolent softwares and controlled by the G.R.U., the intelligence arm of the Russian military.
The company didn’t make public the amount demanded by the hackers as ransom, however some Insiders on twitter commented that the ransom is not less that $240 million US dollars which are demanded in Bitcoin.
The organization didn’t disclose the sum requested by the hacker as payment, but a few Insiders on twitter commented that the payment isn’t less that $240 million US dollars which are requested in Bitcoin.