One of Nigeria’s Popular betting sites, Bet9ja has been hacked. The hack was noticed in the earlier hours of Wednesday as users of the site confirmed they could not access the site.
The management of the gaming site has confirmed in statement that its website has been hacked by the Russian Blackcat group, who are famous for several attacks on huge companies around the world.
According to the statement, the hackers have demanded a ransom but it insists it will not accept the conditions of the hacker group.
Extracts from the statement reads, “The entire Bet9ja system has been under attack by the Russian Blackcat group who are famous for several attacks to huge companies in the world. It is a huge hacker attack by this Russian group but our people are working from yesterday without stopping for a minute to restore all the services but it is not easy.
“They are asking for ransom already but we will never accept their conditions. it is important to let you know this so that we are all on the same page. They have hit us hard but of course they cannot kill us. We will stand our ground and come back even much more stronger.
“Please do not be discouraged, we will surely restore things as soon as possible and provide update on the progress.”