More Than 1,000 Hacking Attacks Foiled On May 2023 Census Server
More Than 1,000 Hacking Attacks Foiled On May 2023 Census Server

More Than 1,000 Hacking Attacks Foiled On May 2023 Census Server

More Than 1,000 Hacking Attacks Foiled On May 2023 Census Server

The National Population Commission (NPC) says it has foiled multiple attacks on its server, days to the take of the 2023 population and housing census.

The commission’s federal commissioner for Kogi state, professor Jimoh Isah, made this known at a news conference held at Lokoja, the state capital.

According the NPC commissioner, over 1,000 attempts had been made to hack into the server, but foiled by the in-built mechanism in the server.

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Isah, who said the server was still intact, explained that the hackers failed to infiltrate because it was built with the imputation of several passwords at every stage of its operation.

The digital census exercise is scheduled to hold between may 3 and 5.

While stressing the importance of the National Population exercise to national planning and development, he said the government has committed both human and material resources to ensure its success.

The Commissioner said to discourage the contentious issue of ethnicity and creed, the commission decided to remove tribe and religion from its questionnaire to be administered during the exercise.

While assuring that every person would be captured , said , respondents do not need to relocate to their towns and villages for headcount but to remain in their place of residence as state and local Government Councils of origin are imputed in the questionnaire.

He explained that the commission is determined to protect her officials on assignment as relevant security agencies and community driven security outfits have been adequately mobilised to ensure smooth and seamless exercise.

The Commissioner said, to ensure that all communities are covered during the exercise, the commission would only post enumerators and other officials who are known and conversant with their local Government areas.

He commended the state government for their support to the Commission in areas of security and logistics support, and called on the people of the state to avail themselves for the exercise.

In a remark, the state Director of NPC, Mr. Abiodun Titus, assured the citizenry that the commission is prepared to conduct a reliable and dependable census .

He added that formalities are in advanced stage for the commencement of training for enumerators and ad-hoc officers, saying , very soon , the Federal Executive Council will approve timelines for the training.

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