The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has urged Nigerians especially those in cyber space to be wary of fake/phishing websites in circulation.
According to NITDA, some websites are misinforming the public that the Federal Government has approved the disbursement of funds under a fictitious vote called “Lockdown Funds”. These fake websites further direct that you fill a form online in order to receive your share of the money.
NITDA advise Nigerians that these bogus sites should be disregarded and report any of such website to the NITDA immediately.
NITDA noted that the Federal Government of Nigeria is at the moment using all the necessary means and measures already in place to contain the spread of fake and malicious news in the country.
The Agency is working round the clock to checkmate cyber security threats and possible data breach under Nigerian Data Protection Regulation.
Hence, DO NOT DO THE FOLLOWING ONLINE:
Do not give out your information to anyone online;
Avoid clicking unknown links and;
Disregard offers requesting for your bank details.
We urge well meaning Nigerians to strictly adhere to recommendations given by health experts, and follow updates from relevant agencies handling this outbreak.