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The Federal Government has broken it’s silence, claiming that, it blocked over 200 cyberattacks during the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections.
The government added that the attacks increased the next day to about 1.2 million targeted at businesses.
The Managing Director of Galaxy Backbone (GBB), Prof. Muhammad Abubakar, made the disclosure at the opening session of a two-day Ministerial Training for GBB’s Board members and Management staffers in Abuja on Tuesday.
He said a business continuity and cyberspace protection committee had been formed to guard and regulate digital activities while optimising the GBB’S Technical Services.
The GBB boss stated that the training was aimed at reviewing the agency’s performance while initiating alternative means of revenue generation.
“On Election Day alone, we were able to block more than 200 cyberattacks and the next day, the attacks geometrically increased to about 1.2 million and all were blocked from our own businesses,” Abubakar said.
Also speaking at the event, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, said the training was aimed at evaluating and recalibrating the Galaxy backbone Limited in regards to management and leadership for optimal outputs.
Pantami, who served as the training facilitator, applauded GBB’s approach to digital Infrastructural development while saving cost of governance.
The ministry had, on February 23, inaugurated a committee for cyberspace and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure protection ahead of the 2023 general election.
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