The National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA said it had detected activities of a hacktivist group targeting the nation’s vital digital infrastructure and warned the general public to beware.

Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations Hadiza Umar, in a statement said the hacktivist group was known for its politically and religiously motivated cyber campaigns.

According to her, the consequences of such cyber-attacks are always severe and may have wide-ranging impacts.

They include disruption of critical services, economic losses, public trust and reputation loss.

Umar further warned that government institutions,critical sectors needed to take precautions against attacks targeted towards them.

Other measures that could be taken Umar said included ensuring that hosting providers offer abundant redundant Internet connectivity, enabling systems to manage significant volumes of traffic effectively.