TheCable, Nigeria’s independent online newspaper, says it has raised its security level after its website on www.thecable.ng came under cyberattacks.
Management of TheCable said in a statement that the malicious cyberattacks witnessed since Monday that made the website temporarily inaccessible on Wednesday has been contained.
“This is to inform our readers that the website of TheCable, Nigeria’s independent online newspaper, has come under serious malicious attack since Monday”, the statement says.
TheCable confirms that initial diagnosis by web security experts “showed that it is a denial of service (DoS) attack, but the sources are yet to be identified.”
Accordingly, “It was also diagnosed that the attack has been building up for a while, but it got to a head on Wednesday morning with the site becoming temporarily inaccessible to users.
“Although the security level for the website has been raised to the highest level, the side effects include delayed browser loading for verification purposes and an inability to share stories to Facebook directly from the site”, TheCable says.
The online newspaper assured that the “major issue has been resolved but there could still be a few technical hitches as a result of the security level.”