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Newsdiaryonline Back To Serve, After Attack On Database


By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) — The Management of Newsdiary Communications Limited, publishers of Newsdiaryonline, has announced that the online newspaper has resumed publication again, after it came under malicious cyber attack last Thursday evening.

A statement by its publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Danlami Nmodu, expressed gratitude to the Almighty God and the wizardry of their IT professional.

“We also thank all those who called us or sent messages of solidarity and encouragement through social media platforms

“It was the worst attack we have suffered since we started publishing Newsdiaryonline in 2008,” Nmodu said.

Recall Newsdiaryonline started operation in Lagos before its headquarters was relocated to Abuja in 2010.

Nmodu addressed the malicious attack.

“Some have asked whether the attack was from government agencies or Buhari loyalists. We simply do not know where it came from. We are, however, convinced that evil cannot triumph over good.

“We are also careful not to point accusing fingers because we know cyber attacks have become a widespread phenomenon in our global village. Recall the United States is still grappling with the impacts of alleged cyber attacks during the last presidential elections. Just as we know institutions can target whatever they wish, we also know there are freelance attackers.

“It was a sad experience, because we lost a lot from this attack. But it has turned out to be very good as we have learnt some security lessons from it.

“We are happy to announce that Newsdiaryonline is back to continue serving you better.

“For us at Newsdiaryonline, the right of the people to know what is happening is our priority. We cherish our credibility and we shall continue to uphold the tenets of good, ethical and responsible journalism on our online platform.

“Also, we urge you to expect some changes soon as we move to make your engagement with Newsdiaryonline even more pleasant,” he said.

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