Bet9ja, a renowned Nigerian sports betting company, has had its website hacked. ayokinews.com reports
The incident was confirmed by the company, which stated that the whole Bet9ja system had been hacked by the Russian Blackcat gang, which is known for hacking major corporations throughout the world.
The hackers are purportedly demanding a ransom, according to a statement released by Bet9ja on Thursday, although they have never accepted their condition.
The company assured that its IT (Information and Technology) team was working around the clock to get the website back up and running, and that clients’ money was secure.
The statement reads: “It is important to keep you all updated on the actual position of things as it has been very challenging in the last 24 hours. We have seen some posts in different groups that we are carrying out a maintenance, that is obviously not the case. We will not choose an important UCL day to do such.
“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.”
The company pleaded with their valued customers to keep calm and be rest assured that everything will be settled.