Bet9ja hackers have demanded N140 billion to release the Bet9ja website.
It been had reported earlier that Nigerian Betting Company, Bet9ja had been hacked by the Russian Blackcat Group, a statement issued by the popular betting company said on Thursday, April 7, 2022.
Bet9ja is currently topping the Nigerian cyberspace with many sports bettors searching for Bet9ja news on the internet, following the news of a possible hack of the Bet9ja website.
It is understood that the Bet9ja website hack was confirmed by the company, who noted that the entire Bet9ja system has been under attack by the Russian Blackcat Group, which is famous for hacking big companies in the world.
The hackers, according to a statement issued by Bet9ja on Thursday, April 7, 2022, the hackers of bet9ja.com reportedly asked for a ransom but they never accepted their condition.
The company stated that their IT team was working tirelessly to restore normal services of the Bet9ja website and further assured customers that their funds are safe despite Bet9ja website hacked trending.
The statement reads thus; “It is important to keep you all updated on the actual position of things, as it has been very challenging in the last 24 hours. We have seen some posts in different groups that we are carrying out a maintenance, that is obviously not the case. We will not choose an important UCL day to do such.
“The entire Bet9ja system has been under attack by the Russian Blackcat Group, who are famous for several attacks to huge companies in the world. It is a huge hacker attack by this Russian group but our people are working from yesterday without stopping for a minute to restore all the services, but it is not easy.”
The company told their esteemed customers to remain calm as everything will be under control.
“Please do not be discouraged, we will surely restore things as soon as possible and provide update on the progress.
“They are asking for ransom already but we will never accept their conditions. it is important to let you know this so that we are all on the same page. They have hit us hard but of course, they cannot kill us. We will stand our ground and come back even much more stronger,” the statement read.
Latest reports understand that the Russian group is demanding a fee of N140 billion ($340,000,000), to release the Bet9ja website back to its owners, KC Gaming Networks Limited.
The Lagos State Lotteries and Gaming Authority also confirmed that they were aware of the situation and have urged customers of the company to be steadfast, assuring that measures were being put in place to retrieve the website.