The Russian Blackcat group hackers was said to be behind the hacking of Bet9ja site as they are now demanding ransom ranging to millions of dollars before its could be released.
Following the panic online as Bet9ja customers were unable to log into the platform, the sports betting company releases a statement, saying the company has faced some criminal cyber attack.
Assures their customers that they are working to get it resolved.
Bet9ja statement on cyber attack
The Bet9ja betting platform, just like so many market-leading global organizations, 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 apologize 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.
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