The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has announced its servers were not compromised and has a world class security system.
According to Punch, Aliyu Aziz, NIMC Director-General on Tuesday in a statement titled “NIMC Servers Are Most Secure for Identity Management” revealed this information.
Reports suggests a hacker known as “Sam” with a twitter account of (@_Sam0_0) breached Aliyu Aziz twitter account claiming the NICM server has been hacked.
Nonetheless, the hacker rebuffed earlier statements, clearly stating he did not hack into a server from the Nigerian government
Tweets from the hacker Sam
“Hi Guys, my recent post about open S3 bucket, I want to say that, that server is not from Nigeria’s government, it’s from @TecnoSRC and, there is company’s private data nothing else, and I’ve reported it straight after finding it, and @TechnoSRC just fixed it within hours,”.
Concurrently, The NIMC released a statement saying, “The National Identity Management Commission wishes to inform the public that its servers were not breached but are fully optimised at the highest international security levels as the custodian of the mod important national database for Nigeria.
“Making this declaration in his new year message, the Director-General of NIMC. Eng. Aliyu An said as the custodian of the foundational identity database for Africa’s most populous nation.
“NIMC has gone to great lengths to ensure the nation’s database is adequately secured and protected especially given the spate of cyber-attacks on networks across the world.
“Over the years, through painstaking efforts, NIMC has built a robust and credible system for Nigeria’s identity database. The Commission and its infrastructure are certified to the ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management System Standard which is revalidated annually.”