6th July, 2012
By Eromosele Ebhomele
The National Publicity Secretary of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Alhaji Lai Mohammed, this morning raised alarm over his e-mail account which he said has been hacked.
The identities of the hackers or their mission is not yet known at the time of this report.
The message by the hackers to Alhaji Mohammed’s contacts had the subject: ‘Treat Urgently,’ and read: “hope all is well with you?
“Sorry to make this request out of the blue, I am presently out of town and I need your urgent assistance to do something for me. Let me know if you are willing. Awaiting your swift response. Best Regards.”
Describing the hackers as unscrupulous persons, who used it to send messages to many of his contacts soliciting ‘urgent assistance’ from them, Mohammed said he did not authorise anyone to send out such messages on his behalf.
He therefore asked all those who have received the preposterous solicitation to ignore it, while thanking the numerous discerning citizens who have brought the issue to his attention.