FG Alerts Nigerians To Existence Of Coronavirus Ransomware

FG alerts Nigerians to existence of coronavirus ransomware

The FG of Nigeria has alerted Nigerians to the existence of an android-based malicious and deceitful coronavirus ransomware application.

 Minister of Information and culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammad raised the alarm via a press statement on a weekday, March 24.

 Muhammad aforesaid the applying claims to produce updates on the virus and infections close to the user.

 He aforesaid the ransomware blocks access to users' personal knowledge and accounts and threaten deletion unless users pay 100 United States bucks ($100) in Bitcoin among forty-eight hours.

According to Lai, the ransomware app detected on the web site web.coronavirusapp.site, prompts users to download robot app supposedly for coronavirus map pursuit and warmth map visuals.

 The minister urges the final public to not transfer the app and to hunt updates on the pandemic solely from acceptable authorities.

 Within the previous few days, there has been a pointy increase within the magnitude of coronavirus cases in the Federal Republic of Nigeria inflicting panic among Nigerians.

The federal is, however, adopting terribly strict measures to contain the unfold of the microorganism unwellness.

 On Monday, March 23, 3 major choices were taken by the Buhari administration.

 The govt. asked some public servants to figure (work) from home from weekday, March twenty-four via a directive issued by Mrs Yemi Esan, the pinnacle of service ​of the federation.

 “Government is bothered concerning the welfare and safety of all public servants even as it's about alternative Nigerians.

 “All public servants square measure, therefore, powerfully suggested to follow the measures being place in situ by the govt. to curtail the unfold of the pandemic.

 “As an additional step to ascertain the unfold of COVID-19, all non-essential public servants on grade level twelve and below square measure to work from home which will take effect from weekday twenty-fourth March 2020 till more notice,” a memorandum from Esan's workplace read.

 The Buhari's government additionally declared the closure of all land borders and suspended its weekly federal council meeting “until more notice,” in keeping with Associate in Nursing announcement by the secretary to the govt. of the federation, Boss Mustapha World Health Organization doubles because the chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19.
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