The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned to dissuade from usage of Virtual Private Network (VPN) in accessing social media contents, following the ban on Twitter by the Federal government
APC in a statement issued Tuesday by its national caretaker committee secretary, Senator John Akpanudeedehe, warned that usage of VPN may expose users to cybercrimes and heinous activities of criminal hackers.
The party also warned that VPN could expose bank accounts and data of users to hackers.
Akpanduoehehe said the warning became necessary due to decision of some individuals to access Twitter at all costs following the suspension of its operations in the country.
The statement reads: “All Progressives Congress (APC) alerts Nigerians of the many risks involved in accessing contents, especially social media using the Virtual Private Network (VPN) which is vulnerable to the heinous activities of criminal hackers who can steal data and money in bank accounts.”
The party warned legitimate private and public entities operating in the country to avoid the many dangers of exposing themselves to cybercrimes through the use of VPN which is not adequately secured.
“This advisory is necessary because despite the massive compliance by Nigerians to the federal government’s suspension of Twitter operations in the country, some individuals in the country have resorted to VPN to assess Twitter whose unwholesome activities were detrimental to peace and public order in the country.”