Tuesday, October 1, 2013

NSCDC Arrests Notorious Cyber Criminal

NSCDC Arrests Notorious Cyber Criminal
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) say they have apprehended the hacker who has been on their 'most wanted' list for hacking into websites of government agencies (including security agencies), and selling fake recruitment forms to job seekers.
The suspect, identified as Adeniji Lukman, hails from Osun State. He is a 23-year-old graduate of College of Education, Ilaro, Ogun State. He confessed to having commited the cyber crimes. 
The Commandant-General of NSCDC, Dr Ade Abolurin, said that among the hacked websites are these of:

  • The NSCDC;
  • States Security Service (SSS);
  • Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB);
  • National Examination Council (NECO);
  • Nigeria Customs Service;
  • Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), having a rip-off from the current recruitment exercise being conducted by the Service;
  • Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), producing questions and answers likely to feature in the examinations, selling them to the public before the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) was held.
"The suspect before us is an expert in website design," Mr. Abolurin stated. "He can hack into any system, most especially government agencies' system. He develops portals through which he used to put some adverts, advertising for recruitment for all these agencies.
"He just graduated from College of Education, Ilaro, in March ,and went to computer training centre where he learnt some of these things.
"The crux of the matter is that when he hacked into our system, there were so much outcries in the country. This got to my knowledge late last year, and so we started trailing the suspect."
The suspect, Adeniji Lukman, said he chose cyber crime because of his "ignorance," as he has a talent, and knows how to design a website. Thus, he took advantage of his knowledge and defrauded many unsuspecting Nigerians.
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