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4 Suspected Hackers Face Trial For Stealing Bank’s N241m

A contract staff of Diamond Bank Plc, Eniola alleged to have colluded with four suspected fraudusters, to hack into the bank’s website to swindle the bank of N241 million, have been arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

It was alleged that Eniola, a contract staff and a Teller with Diamond Bank Plc, conspired at a hotel in Lagos, with four fraudsters and others at large to fraudulently transfer the sum of N241 million from two separate accounts in Diamond Bank Plc, to several other accounts.

According to the six-count criminal charge filed before the court against the five accused persons, the fraud was successfully carried out by the accused persons when Eniola was provided with key logger (grabber) by the accused persons, one of them being Suleiman her boyfriend, which she plugged into her computer system in the bank for two consecutive days.

During this period, it was alleged that the key logger copied the bank’s website, the Customer Service Manager’s identity and password as well as Eniola password and identity.

Using these strategic intelligence information the accused harvested credentials from the key logger to authorise the fraudulent transfer of the sum of N241 milion from Diamond Bank account numbers and later to other different banks and accounts from where substantial amounts of the money was moved to their agents.

In count four and five of the criminal charge Eniola Morondiya was arraigned for fraudulently directly posting and transferring N241 milion from Diamond Bank Plc accounts to several accounts initialy, as first layer beneficiaries and from there to other different banks and accounts, from where substantial amounts of the money was moved through the agents of the fraud syndicate to the members who were supposed to know that the money is a proceed of fraud.

The offences alleged to have been committed by the accused persons are contrary to and punishable under sections 15, 17, and 18a of the Money Laundering Act.

All the accused persons who are currently on bail pleaded not guilty to all the criminal charges.

Consequently, the presiding Judge, adjourned the matter.

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