Hackers Reportedly Divert Over N10 Million After Gaining Access Into JAMB’s Website

Reports reaching us indicate that some hackers have reportedly gained access into the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) website.

After gaining access, they have reportedly diverted over N10 million and this was after they altered the profiles of its ad hoc staff.

The development was confirmed by the Registrar of the exam body, Ishaq Oloyede in a recent press conference in Abuja on April 13.

According to the Registrar, the diverted money was the allowance of the board’s ad hoc staff and this was found out after an investigation was conducted.

So far, an arrest has been made and the person who was arrested is known as Sahabi Zubairu from Takum in Taraba State.

Speaking on the incident, the registrar also stated that the accounting department failed to detect the fraud by not cross-checking the names on the accounts to ensure that they tallied with those listed on the website or owners of the codes.

Meanwhile, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has rescheduled the commencement of registration for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE).

The report, according to The Nation, indicated that this latest development was due to the inability of candidates to create their profiles.

It was also revealed in the report that the exercise which was expected to commence on Thursday, April 8 to Saturday, May 15 is now on hold.

As of April 8, most banks were unable to generate the ePin (forms) for candidates and the report further indicated that a Computer Based Test (CBT) centre operator said they were unable to download the application to use for the registration.