Pro-Nigerien hackers, Anonymous Sudan, tried to shut down MTN Nigeria’s network, to protest Nigeria’s stance on the coup in the Republic of Niger.
A credible source in the telecommunication firm, who spoke to our correspondent on Thursday, that the hackers tried to access MTN’s network many times but failed.
Anonymous Sudan, a hacktivist group, had on Wednesday claimed it had launched a cyberattack against MTN Nigeria.
The group claimed that its attack was because of Nigeria’s proposed military intervention in Niger.
In a statement on its Telegram channel, it said, “We claim full responsibility for this attack because of Nigeria’s government actions against Niger.
“They are attempting to cut power and are willing to participate in the French colonialistic planned invasion of Niger.”