CBN warns the general public of methods cyber-criminals are using ...
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has counsel Nigerians to be very vigilant to avoid being victims of cyber criminals taking merit of this corona virus period.
This advise came on monday by Isaac Okoroafor CBN Director, Corporate Communications Department. 
described that the trend was not peculiar to Nigeria, Okorafor said criminals try to steal sensitive information or gain unofficial access to computers or mobile devices using various ways.
He explained 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 Center for Disease Control or the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Okoroafor speaks further that the email might have a link, which if clicked, steals login credentials or other confidential information from the victim’s computer or mobile device.
Daily Post gathered that CBN listed other means as a relief package where criminals send messages through social media or emails asking people to click on links to register in order to get their relief packages from the government or other organisations.
He said that the criminals would simply use this to get confidential information from unwary victims.
The director noted that the relief package scams also come in the form of phone calls asking people to provide their banking details to receive relief packages.
The Okoroafor assured that the CBN would continue to safeguard Nigerian banking system and provide updates as they occur.
Meanwhile, banks have suspended cheque clearing in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states until the shutdown directives is removed.

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