The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has cautioned Nigerians on activities of cybercriminals 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 criminals steal sensitive information or gain unauthorized access to computers or mobile 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 cyber crimes.
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 fall victims to these cybercrimes.
Source: Vanguard Newspaper