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Hacker ‘breaks into’ Nile Breweries website, ‘demands formula’

Beer production line at Nile Breweries Limited. COURTESY PHOTO.

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT Nile Breweries Uganda Limited website has reportedly been hacked, with those responsible said to demand that the company produces a beer whose formula has been kept on its servers. The website currently displays a blurred picture of a man covering his head in a hoodie.

In a disguised voice, the ‘hacker’ sounds the demand: “I have gone through your servers and discovered you have been sitting on beer formula. So here’s my demand: produce the beer immediately or the formula goes public. You have 24 hours.”

Onapito Ekomoloit, the legal and corporate affairs head at the Nile Breweries said they had seen the issue and the company was investigating what was going on.

Nile Breweries produces brands like Nile Special, Club Beer, Eagle Lager and Eagle Extra, and reports indicate it is about to launch another product.

Leaders of the beer company are currently said to be in a crisis meeting at their Kampala offices.

In a statement, Nile Breweries said, “we have seen the video circulating on our website this morning at our Head Office in Luzira, Kampala. We are taking this matter very seriously and are moving quickly to establish the details. We have mobilized a response team and will proved further updates as soon as the information we receive can be verified.”

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One comment

  1. Why don’t I believe this BS. Looks like more of a publicity stunt.

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