Lagos, Nigeria • Nigeria’s Ministry of Information says it has defeated a cyberattack on its government website by foreign gay-rights activists.
A statement from press secretary Joseph Mutah says Thursday night’s hacking of www.nigeria.gov.ng was traced to activists who have recently attacked other governments’ sites in a proclaimed fight for gay rights.
Local news reports said a message on the hacked site gave President Goodluck Jonathan 72 hours to veto a new law that would jail homosexuals.
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