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BREAKING: N8,000 PALLIATIVE: CYBER CRIMINALS OUT TO DEFRAUD NIGERIANS

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Destiny Young
Destiny Younghttp://linktr.ee/youngdestinya
Destiny Young is a highly credentialed information technology professional with over 14 years of industry experience. An HND/BSc (Hons) in Computer Science graduate. He holds a Master of Technology degree in Information Technology from the prestigious University of South Africa (UNISA). He is a Distinction-grade MBA alumnus of Nexford University, Washington, DC, where he also obtained a First-class MSc degree in Digital Transformation. His professional development direction is in Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, and Business Intelligence. He is a member of the British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute of Administration of Nigeria (CIA), the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), etc.

Federal Government of Nigeria currently has no official online channels where it asks poor vulnerable Nigerians to apply for the planned N8,000 palliative intervention.

You see, cybercriminals are very smart and strategic at the same time. They leverage on every porous opportunity to exploit their victims. In this case, they know Nigerians will be highly likely to want to quickly apply for the palliative intervention should they see an online application channel. So, they criminals set up a phishing platform with which to harvest Sensitive Personally Identifiable information (SPII) and probably other banking details including BVN and Date of Birth of their potential victims.

Their intent is basically to capture your important banking information and peradventure use social engineering method to lure you into divulging your banking transaction Onetime password (OTP).

Armed with the above information, they will then empty what is even left in your bank account.

HOW I SPOTTED THE LINK!

BitDefender spotting phishing link on WhatsApp message

On my mobile device is a Premium Mobile Security Software. It does realtime check on my phone, block and instantaneously prompt me of a potential threat.

In this circumstance, a message about N8,000 palliative online form with a phishing link has been sent to one of the WhatsApp groups I belong. The mobile security software identifies that the Message contains a phishing link and quickly brings my attention to it, warning me not to open it.

I am quite aware that a lot of members of the group will open that link, fill the online form and possibly forward same to their friends and families.

BE GUIDED!

To avoid becoming a potential victim yourself or cause your friends and family members to become victims, I advise you install a mobile security software on your mobile device since you may not be technically akin to identifying these phishing links.

I recommend you get this product from Konga: BITDEFENDER
https://www.konga.com/product/bitdefender-internet-security-1-user-1-year-5445287

This message is premised upon my interest to ensuring a safe internet.

I am Destiny Young

Google Certified Cybersecurity Engineer

Destiny Young
Destiny Young is a highly credentialed information technology professional with over 14 years of industry experience. An HND/BSc (Hons) in Computer Science graduate. He holds a Master of Technology degree in Information Technology from the prestigious University of South Africa (UNISA). He is a Distinction-grade MBA alumnus of Nexford University, Washington, DC, where he also obtained a First-class MSc degree in Digital Transformation. His professional development direction is in Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, and Business Intelligence. He is a member of the British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute of Administration of Nigeria (CIA), the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), etc.
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