EFCC Declares a Former IT Banker Wanted Over Cyber Theft of £25m ($40m)

Date: 17-09-2014 1:51 pm (9 years ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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A Nigerian IT worker is being sought by police for his alleged role in co-ordinating a £25m ($40m) cyber-theft at a bank in Abuja where he worked. Godswill Oyegwa Uyoyou is being sought by Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A wanted notice claims he helped conspirators dressed as maintenance staff get into the bank so they could use computers to transfer cash. Local reports suggest the theft was spotted when stolen cash was withdrawn.
Although no members of the gang have been caught, several are being “tracked”, Wilson Uwujaren, a spokesman for the EFCC, told News Nigeria.
Details of the robbery are scant but it is thought that Mr Uyoyou and conspirators entered the bank on a Saturday when it was closed and no other staff were working. The IT staffer was key to the robbery, said the EFCC, because of the access he enjoyed to the computer systems at the bank. This was used to siphon 6.28bn Nigerian Naira into accounts of the conspirators, said the EFCC. So far, the bank at the centre of the theft has not been named. The EFCC has issued a warrant for Mr Uyoyou’s arrest and he is being actively sought in Nigeria.
John Hawes, a computer security researcher at Sophos, said the amount of cash stolen was “unusually large” but the method the gang chose was “all too common”. “Insider risk is a major problem for banks,” he wrote on the firm’s security blog, “they still have to rely on trusted employees to behave themselves, resist temptation and keep their hands off the huge amounts of funds they may find themselves dealing with every day.”


Posted: at 17-09-2014 01:51 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- beneno at 17-09-2014 02:14 PM (9 years ago)
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so them still dey declare since,them never still catch am ?
Posted: at 17-09-2014 02:14 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- beneno at 17-09-2014 02:14 PM (9 years ago)
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so them still dey declare since,them never still catch am ?  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 17-09-2014 02:14 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- factoo at 17-09-2014 02:21 PM (9 years ago)
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In my beloved country Nigeria, if they arrest the guy i can assure that if he has good connection
nothing will be done to him.
 
Posted: at 17-09-2014 02:21 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dareper at 17-09-2014 02:40 PM (9 years ago)
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Sharp guy
Posted: at 17-09-2014 02:40 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- Wysetots at 17-09-2014 02:42 PM (9 years ago)
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Arrest OBJ, Atiku...and all the other looting governors before seeking this guy.

EFCC are just a bunch of wankers.
Posted: at 17-09-2014 02:42 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- allenspike at 17-09-2014 04:53 PM (9 years ago)
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I laugh in china! Dis bobo is a genius! E no easy @ all #wellplaned

Posted: at 17-09-2014 04:53 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- daveobahon at 17-09-2014 05:41 PM (9 years ago)
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D guy no dey 9ja again jare
Posted: at 17-09-2014 05:41 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- abbeyluv2 at 17-09-2014 06:37 PM (9 years ago)
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ANOTHER IGBO GUY, BIANFRA GUYS ONLY GET BRAIN TO STEAL MONEY ...
Posted: at 17-09-2014 06:37 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- morgrawl231 at 17-09-2014 06:56 PM (9 years ago)
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efcc,,,,,,,look under ur bench for ur office,,,u go see d guy there,,,,,,,,
smart guy don waka,,,,,
Posted: at 17-09-2014 06:56 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- Larry28 at 17-09-2014 07:00 PM (9 years ago)
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Wait hin dey come
Posted: at 17-09-2014 07:00 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- Ritabrenice at 18-09-2014 06:41 AM (9 years ago)
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Hmmm
Posted: at 18-09-2014 06:41 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- aduratola at 18-09-2014 08:50 AM (9 years ago)
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I cannot blame the guy.........
Posted: at 18-09-2014 08:50 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- elchymo at 18-09-2014 10:42 AM (9 years ago)
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Highest thing dem go do, if they catch d guy take him to court and grant him bail..! Shikenah! Court must chop naa Tongue Tongue Tongue
Posted: at 18-09-2014 10:42 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- elchymo at 25-08-2015 03:32 AM (8 years ago)
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Hahahaha na wa oo
Posted: at 25-08-2015 03:32 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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