The popular Nigerian Betting Company, Bet9ja has allegedly been hacked by a Russian Blackcat group.
The company confirmed the incident early hours of Thursday stating that the Bet9ja system has been under attack by Russian Blackcat group who are famous for hacking big companies in the world.
According to source, the alleged hackers have contacted the betting company and demanded a ransom of N5bn (five billion naira).
The company however said that their team are working tirelessly to restore normal services of the website and further assured customers that their funds are safe.
STATEMENT ON CRIMINAL CYBER ATTACK
The Bet9ja betting platform, just like so many market-leading global organisations, has recently become a victim of a sophisticated criminal cyber-attack, which is restricting our customers from having access to the platform.
We are working tirelessly with our IT Team, independent forensics and cybercrime experts to resolve this. We take this matter extremely seriously. Our priority is protecting our customers and you have our assurances that your accounts will not be compromised and all your funds are safe.
We apologise for this situation and once back online, we will reward our loyal customers with a truly sensational bonanza of promotions. More information to follow. Any information not shared by Bet9ja should not be regarded as credible.
We appreciate your patience and understanding at this difficult time. We will be back stronger, continuing to provide you with the best-in-class betting experience, as soon as is technically possible.
SIGNED, BET JA MANAGEMENT TEAM.