COVID-19: CBN cautions Nigerians, reveals cyber criminals’ schemes

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has advised Nigerians to be on alert to avoid being victims of cyber criminals taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis.

This was contained in a statement on Monday by CBN Director, Corporate Communications Department, Isaac Okoroafor.

Explaining that the trend was not peculiar to Nigeria, Okorafor said criminals try to steal sensitive information or gain unauthorized access to computers or mobile devices using various techniques.

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

Okoroafor added that the email might contain a link, which if clicked, steals login credentials or…

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