The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, has reportedly disclosed that its servers were not breached and have been fully optimised at the highest international security levels.
This was reportedly disclosed by NIMC Director-General, Aliyu Aziz, in a statement on Tuesday.
According to the statement, “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.”
It added that, “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.”
It maintained that, “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.”
This is coming after an hacker called Sam, took to his Twitter account, claiming that he was able to break into the NIMC server, and got access to juice on the Nigerian Government Agency’s database.
He however reportedly made a u-turn on this claim, stating that, “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.”