Since Saturday, April 20, many Smile and Spectranet modem users have been having issues connecting their wifi to the internet to browse.
Apparently, the networks were hacked by something known as ‘jisatsu’ which appeared in place of the normal modem name and wiped off individual passwords.
Legit.ng gathers that modem owners who connected to their wifi were subsequently directed to a page telling them Smile and Spectranet had been hacked by the ‘jisatsu’ which then proceeded to ask for payment in form of bitcoin
Though Smile’s management released a memo stating that the issue had been resolved, users still found themselves unable to browse.
A Twitter user, @SamuelBoham, however, managed to get hold of instructions on how to rectify the issue, which he proceeded to outline. The fix only applies to the Smile modem though.
See instructions below:
Hopefully, your Smile modem has now been restored to normalcy. Well done.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported on how to unlock your modem. Normally, if you buy a modem from one provider and input a sim from another, the modem will not work.
To fix the situation, you must unlock the modem: obviously unlocking it from being bound to a particular cellular operator.
There are a number approaches to help you open your modem: some are free and some are not (you need to purchase credits to open it). Branded modems and routers like MTN, Verizon, Airtel modems and Swift, Spectranet and others are commonly used in Nigeria.
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