On our previous article we discussed earlier about the Hack which was made on the popular betting site Bet9ja by some group of Russian Hackers. The good news now is that, Bet9ja website is now back online and fully functional for everyday betting. And the interesting part is that they are giving free N1000 to everyone.
This uplifting news of Bet9ja recuperation from the Cyber assault was contained on the official statement made by the CEO and Co founder of the Company Mr Ayo Ojuroye.
The CEO guaranteed it’s customers that their own personal data and assets are all safe and nothing was compromised even after the Cyber attack by the Russian hackers.
Affirmation from our tech team as revealed that the Bet9ja site is back online and funds in all accounts are intact.
According to the statement made by the CEO read in full:
“The past few days have been challenging for us as a business. In the early hours of Wednesday, April 6, 2022 we suffered an unprovoked and unjustified sophisticated criminal cyber-attack on our platform.
Many of our customers and stakeholders have had to deal with the inconvenience of not being able to access their accounts or place bets on the bet9ja.com platform. On behalf of the management and every member of the team, I would like to apologize for this and express that we deeply regret this situation.
We can confirm that the ransomware attack came from the Blackcat Group. You can find information about the cyber criminal organisation online.
As a result of the significant attack on our platform, we have taken steps to reduce and mitigate any risk to our network systems & operations. We have deployed international cyber security and forensic experts to help us analyse and improve our network security and strengthen our operations to be more resilient and secure.
As Nigeria’s leading and foremost sports betting company, we want to assure you that we have taken these steps because we know the importance of protecting you, our customers. I want to assure you that your data is safe and your funds are intact. The security of your personal data is not compromised even with these attacks.
We are doing everything to get back up in a phased approach. The team has since been working relentlessly to achieve this objectives.
At this time, I want to particularly extend a great deal of appreciation to our agents, for sticking with us through this difficult time, they are truly the best-in-class. To our stakeholders, National and State lotteries board and most importantly our loyal customers, we see your support all over social media, we are indeed grateful. Once again, we apologise for any inconveniences caused, as a business, we will always be committed to serving you better and providing you with the highest standards of professional service.
While the work continues, I have since directed our marketing team to make compensations readily available and for the first time, I have just approved a never before seen bonus package on the Bet9ja platform that will take effect immediately the site is back up. This is our way of showing appreciation for your unwavering loyalty, patience, and understanding during such a difficult time.
Finally, as a proudly Nigerian business and market leader in our industry, we will not be intimidated, bullied or pressured into submission. At Bet9ja, we are exceptional, we do not claim to have all the answers. Instead, we come together as a community of experts to protect this business we all love as exemplified through our team of professional experts, agents, government stakeholders and loyal customers. This is our culture.
Thank you for your patience, understanding and the loyalty that you have shown through this period, once again you have our strongest assurances that we are in full control of the situation and that all accounts, data, and funds are safe and secure. Our best days still lie ahead.”
Thank you. AYO OJUROYE CEO / CO-FOUNDER BET9JA
Source: Bet9ja Official Site
Some users has affirmed that the Bet9ja Website is readily available back and at their end everyone’s fund is completely intact.
We had no information as whether the company paid the mentioned amount to be paid by the hacker or they had the option to use their security team to combat the assault.
But according to Bet9ja CEO as promised on their prior message about giving some bonus rewards and compensation. Bet9ja gives a token of N1,000 free Sport Bonus to each of her customer with 3 odd + and two games booking condition as seen below.
Bet9ja also furthermore apologize for the inconvenience it must have caused and also the challenges during the last week but they are delightful announce that they are back and stronger!