Decentralised international “Hactivist” Group, Anonymous has cautioned Nigerians against publicly sharing bank account details across social media to request financial aid.
The hacker group that has since lent its weight to the ongoing #EndSARS protests told Nigerians to abstain from doing this due to financial security reasons, citing that hackers could divert money from these accounts.
Anon on its Twitter handle wrote: “We’ve noticed many of you in… Nigeria… are publicly sharing your bank account details across social media. For your own financial safety, we highly advise against such actions. Especially if you are openly sharing such details with alleged hackers”
Anon also insisted that Nigerians focus on getting justice in the #EndSARS campaign against police brutality instead of asking for money.
Prior to the restart of the #EndSARS campaign, many Nigerians had usually disclosed account details especially on Twitter to claim “give aways”.
Following Anonymous’ alleged hack of banks in the country amid the ongoing #EndSARS campaign, a number of people have put up their account information asking the hacker group to transfer funds to them.
This was perhaps prompted by unconfirmed reports from social media which claimed that Anon had hacked Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) and distributed N5,000 each to some customers.
Another instigating reason was the claim by many parody Anonymous handles on Twitter promising to share money from banks to Nigerians.