June 19, 2018

Cyber hacker defrauds car dealer of N28m (Punch)

Cyber hacker defrauds car dealer of N28m (Punch)

A hacker, Michael Williams, 28, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defrauding a car dealer, Abiogun Adewale, of N28m.

He was said to have paid the sum for a Porsche car through a fake electronic transfer.

The suspect, who was arrested in the Lekki area of Lagos, was paraded at the command headquarters, Ikeja, on Monday by the state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi.

Imohimi said the police  received a petition against the suspect, who he described as a “professional hacker.”

He said, “My office received a complaint that there is a syndicate that buys exotic cars and configures a computer programme that sends a fake payment alert to the seller. Read more

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