Recall that the federal government suspended the micro blogging app “Twitter” last week and subsequent disconnection by network providers last week, many Nigerians turned to VPN to access the microblogging platform.

But warns that hackers could steal data and money from bank accounts through the use of VPN.

In a statement released by National secretary of the APC caretaker committee, John Akpanudoedehe Tuesday, he said; “The 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.

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“The APC warns 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.

He said “The APC emphasises that VPN users expose their devices to harms and allows third parties access to their personal and confidential data and changes user location to another country which compromises data integrity.

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“Your record can be traced to another country that is not yours, with all the risks that entails. Many individuals and organisations using VPN have lost their investments after compromising the security of their devices.

We advise that Nigerians should stop the use of VPN to access the micro blogging platform for the protection of their privacy and security online.


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