Hacking tutorials found in APC office, says Ogar

The Department of State Services (DSS) claimed it had
uncovered a video with tutorial for hacking when it
raided a building used by Nigeria's main opposition
party, All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos.
The spokesperson of DSS, Marilyn Ogar, disclosed this
on Wednesday at a news conference in Abuja on
Wednesday. She displayed the lists and other items
recovered from the building to newsmen.
She also alleged that the APC filled forms without
passport photographs, books containing names of
people with phone numbers and many envelopes
containing passport photographs of people were also
recovered.
NAN recalls that operatives of the service raided the
building at No. 10, Bola Ajibola St., Ikeja, Lagos state, on
Nov. 24, 2014, following a tip-off.
"We suspect that there was an elaborate and well
articulated plan to inflate the party's membership data
as well as hack into INEC's voter registration database,"
the spokesperson said.
According to her, this was done through the creation of
the party's membership forms and cards to match
INEC's voters register across the country.
Ogar said that the video of 21 hacking tutorials, "a
temporary voter card, a permanent voter card" were
also recovered.
"The tutorial video focused on the following areas: How
to become a hacker and steps to take to avoid detection
in the process of hacking web services.
"Steps and procedures of system hacking, passwords
cracking, decrypting, escalating access privileges and
creating backdoors to servers," she said.
Ogar also said that the tutorial clearly explained how to
evade security of database such as "Intrusion Detection
Systems (IDS), firewalls and other measures put in place
to deter backers".
She said the video also outlined ways to identify
vulnerabilities in systems and how to cleverly drop a
USB flash drive in a target establishment.
She alleged that the drive, when plugged into any
commuter, could transmit "malicious codes enough to
gain access into and compromise the entire system of
the target organisation".
"The video explains how to hack into the systems of
media houses with the aim of broadcasting fake stories
or headlines," she said.
Ogar said that suspects arrested in connection with the
raid had been charged to court, while investigation had
begun.
She promised to update the public with further
developments.
Responding to questions, Ogar said the service had
written to the security agencies whose personnel were
found on the APC register to investigate their involvement and take necessary actions.
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