Some unknown persons have hacked the website of Babcock University in Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State.
This was confirmed via a statement issued on Wednesday, May 10, by the Director, Communication and Marketing of the institution, Dr Joshua Suleiman.
Suleiman noted that Babcock’s information system is currently unavailable due to the attack, adding that the university management is working on reinforcing its security to avoid a reoccurrence.
The Babcock University spokesman stated: “The public is hereby notified that the Babcock University management Information System has been violated by suspected unscrupulous persons with intent to embarrass, deceive, and defraud unsuspecting university clients and other stakeholders.
“The criminals had gained unauthorised, illegitimate, and illicit access to some of the University’s clients’ inconsequential records from the front end server of the University, and threatened dire consequences if the University did not reach out to them. They also claimed that the University’s sensitive information had been compromised.
“We wish to state that the perpetrators’ access to the said record is of no significance as it has no meaningful impact on any aspect of the University’s operations and management.
“We confidently and wholeheartedly reassure our esteemed parents, students and our other clients and stakeholders that none of the University’s sensitive information has been broken into or is in unapproved or improper places.
“As a result of this mindless and vicious interference with our university management information system and in our continued efforts to safeguard all and every official and classified information, the said management information system is currently unavailable as our ICT team of experts is working to further reinforce its security to avoid a reoccurrence. We are, as well, working with the relevant security agencies to identify the source of the attack.
“We assure the public that all sensitive University information remains unassailable and will always be inaccessible to fraudsters and every other intruder to the University’s information sites,” the statement read.
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