More than a hundred arrested for cyber scams

More than a hundred arrested for cyber scams

Nigerians and US officials say about eight people have been arrested in a global crackdown on online scams. Companies and individuals have begun a month-long process of ‘wire transfer hijack’.

Combined stringent action in the US and Nigeria

Nigerians and US officials say about eight people have been arrested in a global crackdown on online scams. Companies and individuals have begun a month-long process of ‘wire transfer hijack’.

Operation Re-Wired has broken many groups, multinational gangs of gangs, by launching the so-called Professional E-mail Compromise Scheme (BEC). Through these schemes, they steal money. The plans are from Nigeria and are spread around the world, the US Justice Department said. Worldwide, there were $ 1.8 billion in losses. This loss is almost double the previous year.

“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of Nigeria (EFCC) is focusing on ending cyber crime that is critical in the ‘sweep’ operation conducted between May and September,” FBI’s Ahmadi Uche told a joint press conference in Lagos on Tuesday. Six people have been arrested in Nigeria for cyber crime, two in the US, two in Turkestan and four in Ghana. Most of these are Nigerians.

Six people have been arrested in France, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Britain and Kenya, and $ 1.5 million has been seized in Operation Re-Wired.

What is an online scam?

There are several types of scams that can be hacked through e-mail hacking. Criminals come online and e-mail as executives of a company or official of their international client. Others suggest employees transfer money or make payments to a criminal account. Among other crimes, they hijack employees’ e-mails for the same phase. In May 19, the FBI began working with several countries, including Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, to tackle an active online fraud network in the United States.

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