Jamb Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede has yesterday confirmed that some hackers gained access to the board's website and tampered with staff and officials profile. While speaking with journalists in Abuja, the former Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin confirmed over 10 million naira allowances of its ad-hoc staff were diverted through the website.
He noted that, the board began investigation once they were alerted of the fraud, leading to the arrest of Sahabi Zubairu from Takum in Taraba state, and several others.
Professor Oloyede assured that the ad-hoc staff has been paid and the culprits will be handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for further prosecution and recovery of the funds.
While speaking on how the hackers gained access to the website, Prof. Oloyede explained that the hackers used a software called "key loggers" which provide access to the profile of anyone who has previously logged in to their profile on a device, even after they logged out.
He said the hackers deleted the profiles and account details of the ad-hoc staff and substituted it with their own, which enabled them to carry out the fraud.
He blamed the accounting department of the board for falling to confirm the names on the profiles before carrying out the transaction.
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