The Operatives of the Police Cybercrime Unit, INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Abuja, have arrested three Nigerians wanted by Singapore Interpol Unit.
Police Spokesman,Frank Mba said the three suspects were arrested following intelligence report received from INTERPOL Cybercrime Directorate in Singapore.
The Interpol Unit accused the cyber gangs of being masterminds of global attacks in mass email phishing campaigns and distribution of malwares aimed at stealing authentication data from browsers and email headers.
They include 32years old Onwuka Chidiebere (also known as Ceeceeboss TMT) who resides at Lekki, Lagos State, as well as 34 years old Ikechukwu Ohanedozie (Dozzy) and 35years old Onuegwu Ifeanyi (SSGToolz) of Prof’s Avenue, Umudagu, in Imo State.
Findings so far reveal that of the three suspects, Onuegwu Ifeanyi a.k.a SSGToolz specializes in creating, designing, selling of phishing links and hosting malwares on website used by the gang for phishing and hacking purposes.
“He collects charges running into several millions of naira from other fraudsters he mentors and improves their phishing capabilities.
“Onwuka Emmanuel Chidiebere a.k.a Ceeceeboss TMT, a graduate of Business Administration from Imo State University specialises in business email compromise and hacking.
A comprehensive forensic analysis reveals that he had in his laptop-computer over 50,000 email accounts and websites including passwords of various individuals and corporate entities across the world.
“He recruited the third suspect Ikechukwu Ohanedozie a.k.a Dozzy, a medical student of Imo State University, into the gang.
“Ikechukwu Ohanedozie sorts and profiles e-mail accounts to determine financial strengths of prospective victims and passes on information obtained therefrom to Onwuka Emmanuel Chidiebere.
Mba stated that the suspects would be charged to court at the conclusion of the police investigation and prosecuted in line with the Cybercrime Prevention/Prohibition Act, 2015.