Alleged internet fraudsters have hacked into the server of an old generation bank and stolen a sum of N523,337,100,00 from a customer’s account.
The Public Relations Officer -PPRO, of the Police Special Fraud Unit -PSFU, Ikoyi, Lagos, SP Eyitayo Johnson, revealed this in a statement on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, while announcing that the hackers stole the huge sum using 18 different customers’ bank accounts and dissipated same via Unified Payments Interface -UPIs, Cash, ATM/POS, Withdrawals and electronic transfers.
The police had arrested two suspects while operatives are following other leads to arrest the remaining syndicate members according to the PPRO.
“The coordinated cyber-attack was carried out during the weekend of Saturday 23rd April 2022, to Sunday 24th April 2022 and into the early hours of Monday 25th April 2022 before banks had opened.
“The suspects will be charged to Court as soon as investigations are finished.” The PPRO concluded.