Newsdiaryonline bounces back after attack on database, pledges better service

Posted by News Express | 3 April 2017 | 1,553 times

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•Newsdiaryonline Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Danlami Nmodu.

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 on Sunday by Mr. Danlami Nmodu, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, expressed gratitude “to the Almighty God and the wizardry of our IT professional” for the paper’s return. “We also thank all those who called us or sent messages of solidarity and encouragement through social media platforms,” he said.

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

News Express reports that Newsdiaryonline started operation in Lagos before its headquarters was relocated to Abuja in 2010.

Speaking further on the malicious attack, Mr Nmodu said: “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.”

He also said: “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.”

Source: News Express

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