Interpol arrested the leader of a global network behind the thousands of cases of mail fraud in Nigeria

Aug

3

2016

International Police, “Interpol” INTERPOL said Monday they had arrested in a joint operation with the Committee on Financial and Economic Crimes Nigerian EFCC on the head of an international criminal network behind thousands of online fraud.

She explained Interpol in a statement that he believes that a Nigerian national , aged 40, better known as “Mike,” who was behind the fraud amounting to more than US $ 60 million signed lives of hundreds of people in all parts of the world, including one victim paid him the amount of 15.4 million dollars.

The network broke the mail accounts of small and medium companies all over the world, including Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, Romania, South Africa, Thailand, and the United States.

Interpol reported that the mastermind of the network, which includes at least 40 people in Nigeria, Malaysia, South Africa, and has developed malicious software and carried out the fraud, was involved also in money laundering with individuals in China and Europe and the United States was their mission to provide bank account cash flow is the project details.

After his arrest in Port Harcourt in southern Nigeria, it showed criminal investigations for devices that have been taken over by the EFCC that Mike participated in a range of criminal activities including penetrate mail accounts to companies and romantic tricks.

Thanks to the discovery ordered Mike to Trend Micro security solutions, which informed him in a report submitted to Interpol, along with Fortinet Fortiguard laboratories in 2015, which enabled the specialists in digital crime center of the international police, and the EFCC to locate the suspect in Nigeria, which led to his arrest last June.

Faces Mike, along with another person aged 38 years was arrested by Nigerian authorities, including charges of piracy, conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretenses. Both are currently under administrative ensure the continuation of the investigation.

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