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COVID-19: Beware of This App on Your Phone – FG Warns Nigerians

The Federal Government has signaled Nigerians to the existence of an Android-based malicious and deceitful COVID-19 Ransomware Application, which claims to provide updates on the virus and infections near the user.

In a statement issued in Abuja on 24th March 2020 , the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the Ransomware blocks access to users’ personal data and accounts and threatens deletion, unless users pay one hundred US dollars ($100) in Bitcoin within 48 hours.

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

Lai Mohammed said the development confirms warnings against cybercriminals 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.

14 new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 12 in Lagos

Of the 14, 6 were detected on a vessel, 3 are returning travellers into Nigeria & 1 is close contact of a confirmed case

As at 7:35 pm 26th March, there are
65 confirmed cases 
3 discharged
1 death 

3 are returning travellers into Nigeria & 2 are close contacts of a confirmed case

As at 11:25 pm 25th March, there are

51 confirmed cases

2 discharged
1 death

Note Six coronavirus patients recover in Lagos 🇳🇬.

image below in order to limit the spread of COVID-19

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