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Anonymous hacker breaks into National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) server, steals sensitive data and NIN number of over three million Nigerians

An anonymous hacker allegedly has breaked into the server of the National Identity Management Commission, SaharaReporters had disclosed.

It was gathered that over three million National Identity Numbers of Nigerians including sensitive data and Information of Nigerians were stolen by the hacker.

Displaying a defaced National Identity card of a Nigerian alongside the article, the hacker said, “I've got one more output for s3 bucket, I casually tried to access it without any hope, and damn! The s3 bucket is full of juice.

“I just simply got access to their (Nigeria) data of internal files, users and everything they have. I can download everything, even the whole bucket. I am sure that the bucket is full of juice.

“I wanted to look at more files but as we have to follow bug bounty rules I stopped doing more. 

“I've got one more s3 bucket with nuclei and it also contained about 4–5 gigs of data.

“I’ve rewarded 5250$ for only one report and 0$ for the second one even it contained so much sensitive data,” the hacker wrote in the article that has continued to generate reactions from some Nigerians on Twitter especially tech enthusiasts.

The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami had earlier mandated Nigerians to register their phone numbers with their NIN number, adding that it would go further to reduce crimes like banditry, kidnaping and terrorism in Nigeria.

However, the cases of these crimes seem to have increased overtime.

Over 60 Million Nigerians have been captured by the National Identity Management Commission.

The NIMC is yet to give a comment on the issue.

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