Nigerian govt raises alarm over coronavirus software in phones

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The Federal Government has alerted Nigerians to the existence of application which claims to provide updates on the coronavirus.

The software designers claims they provide updates about coronavirus on mobile devices.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the ransomware blocks access to users’ personal data and accounts and threatens deletion.

Those behind the software then gives users am option of One Hundred US Dollars ($100) in Bitcoin within 48 hours.

He said “the Ransomware App, detected on the website www.coronavirusapp.site, prompts users to download an Android App purportedly for coronavirus map tracking and heat map visuals.”

Mohammed said the development confirms warnings against cyber criminals seeking to exploit the growing spread of the virus for nefarious gains.

He advises Nigerians not to download the Ransomware App and to seek updates on the pandemic only from the appropriate authorities.

On Tuesday, the Nigerian government confirmed two cases.

Another has been confirmed in Ogun. The UK returnee was also discovered to have made contact with 32 people.

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Emmanuel Ojeka
5 days ago

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Amaodorofi
5 days ago

Nigerian govt raises alarm over coronavirus 


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Like seriously


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Nigeria is now taking this sickness too personal 


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Hmmm way of extorting money from the poor masses nawaoooooh


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Apelebri Isaac
5 days ago

Nigerians govt


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Nwafor Favour
5 days ago

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Uzoka Clement
5 days ago

Scam scam scam


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This true how come about the $100 will it come through real money


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Nawa cyber criminal


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Very interested news


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Abua Victor
5 days ago

Software in phone


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Chuka Okereke
5 days ago

Cyber ingenuity... 


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Muhd Tijjani
5 days ago

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Good work better technology 


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Kezy Prince
5 days ago

Mteew carelessness


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Ibrahim
5 days ago

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