Connect with us
//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Published

on

The Central Bank of (CBN) has cautioned Nigerians on activities of cyber criminals taking advantage of the current COVID-19 pandemic to defraud citizens.

The CBN gave the warning in a statement signed by the Bank’s Director, Corporate Communications Department, Mr Isaac Okorafor in Abuja on Monday.

Okorafor explained that the criminals steal sensitive information or gain unauthorized access to or devices using various techniques.

He said this trend was not peculiar to Nigeria as there had been a rise in COVID-19-related cyber criminal activities all over the world.

According to him, the CBN priority is to ensure that Nigerian banking customers are aware of the ongoing trend, to prevent them from falling victims to such cybercrimes.

He stated that the criminals had also produced COVID-19 maps to steal information in the background.

Okorafor urged citizens to be wary of these antics and not to victims to these cyber-crimes.

He said while Nigerians to keep safe physically and prevent further spread of the virus, they must also endeavour to apply caution in order to beat not just the COVID-19 virus but also the cyber criminals seeking to take advantage of its spread for nefarious acts.

He stated that one of the cybercrime activities was phishing campaigns where the criminals sent out emails claiming to be from health organisations such as Nigerian Centre for Disease Control or the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The director said that the email might contain a link which if clicked, steals login credentials or other confidential information from the victim’s computer or mobile device.

Okorafor disclosed that other means were on relief package where cyber criminals had also been sending messages via social media or emails asking people to click on links to register in order to get their relief packages from government or other organisations.

He said that the criminals would simply use this to get confidential information from unwary victims.

According to him, the relief package scams also come in the form of phone calls asking people to provide their banking details to receive relief packages.

He stated that CBN would continue to monitor and investigate these activities and provide updates as they occur.

(The Nation)

Loading...

Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

Advertisement //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "pub-7404936528073869", enable_page_level_ads: true });
1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Pingback: vagragenericaar.org

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

COVID-19: NCDC Confirms 276 New Cases, Total Now 8,344

Published

on

By

COVID-19: NCDC Confirms 276 New Cases, Total Now 8,344 cov 9

The confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have increased to 8,344 in , Tribune Online reports. This is after 276 new infections were recorded in the country on Tuesday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its verified Twitter handle.

“Till date, 8344 cases have been confirmed, 2385 cases have been discharged and 249 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 276 new cases are reported from 15 states; 276 new cases of #COVID19; Lagos-161, Rivers-36, Edo-27, Kaduna-19, Nasarawa-10, Oyo-6, Kano-4, Delta-3, Ebonyi-3, Gombe-2, Ogun-1, Ondo-1, Borno-1, Abia-1, Bauchi-1.”

“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours,” it said.

Loading...
Continue Reading

News

COVID-19: Nigerian airports set for reopening, passengers issued warning

Published

on

By

COVID-19: Nigerian airports set for reopening, passengers issued warning Air Peace Boeing 777

The Federal Airports Authority of (FAAN) has said it has put in place arrangements on passenger facilitation, ahead of resumption of flights.

The General Manager Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, stated this while speaking at an aviation webinar organised by Women in Aviation (WIA) Nigeria with the theme: “Aviation: The New Norm in the post COVID-19.”

Yakubu warned passengers to expect delays and long hours of checks and re-checks from when they arrive the airport until they depart.

She said noted escorts of VIPs would no longer be allowed to follow their principals into the terminal.

“We are going to expect flight delays, flights will experience delays from checks and re-checks. If you are travelling, I will expect a potential traveler to leave home hours before his flight. Why do I say this?

“Because there is going to be a lot of checks in the front of the terminal we have been told that some may activities and procedures will take place in front of the terminal. So air travelers are expected to leave home very early so that they can get to the airport on time,” Yakubu said.

Loading...
Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Inspirational Tips

Advertisement
Loading...

Trending

WhatsApp Join Our WhatsApp Chat
%d bloggers like this: