The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has responded to claims of data breach of the National Identity Database.
The Commission said that the claims going round the social media is false, a hoax, and of mischievous intent.
A statement signed by the Head, Corporate Communications at NIMC, Kayode Adegoke, reads:
“The NIMC would like to assure the public that there have been no such breaches or incidents. Investigations on the alleged data dump were found to be non-existent in the National Identity Database.
“The Commission investigated the data breach claim and found out that the database schema presented by the adversary does not tally with the existing schema of NIMC records. The data being posted by criminals purporting to contain citizens’ information is fake.
“The NIMC guarantees the security of the National Identity Database through various layers of security and can assure that no data was breached.
“The members of the general public are, therefore, enjoined to refrain from spreading false reports on the purported data breach”.