Panic has engulfed Nile Breweries Limited, the leading beer production company in Uganda, after a fraudster hacked into its website, demanding for the formulae that the company uses to make its beer.

According to the video, seen by this website, the hacker demands that the company should release the beer formulae within 24 hours.

“This a message to Nile breweries, I have gone through your saver, I have discovered that you have been sitting on a beer formulae, so here is my demand produce this beer immediately or the formulae goes public, you have 24 hours,” the hacker said.

Nile Breweries has however responded to the video and said they are taking this matter seriously and moving quickly to establish the details.

“Would like to confirm that we have seen the video circulating on social media at our head office Luzira and we are taking this matter seriously” reads in part of the statement released by legal and corporate affairs director of the company, Anapito Ekomoloit.

He said the company has mobilized a response team and will provide further updates as soon as the information we receive can be verified.

All information on company’s website https://nilebreweries.com/ has been deleted and it is currently displaying a video of a hacker ‘https: //nilebreweries.com/Hacked/index.html’.