In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 17th, June, 2020

Faces Of 6 Nigerian Cyber Criminals Sanctioned By US For Stealing $6m From US Companies, People

Faces Of 6 Nigerian Cyber Criminals Sanctioned By US For Stealing $6m From US Businesses, Individuals

The division listed the accused as Richard Uzuh, Michael Olorunyomi, Alex Ogunshakin, Felix Okpoh, Nnamdi Benson, and Abiola Kayode.

Nigerians sanctioned

The Division of the Treasury Workplace of Overseas Belongings Management, in a coordinated motion with the U.S. Division of Justice, on Tuesday, introduced it had taken motion in opposition to six Nigerian nationals for allegedly conducting an elaborate scheme to steal over six million from susceptible victims throughout america.

The division listed the accused as Richard Uzuh, Michael Olorunyomi, Alex Ogunshakin, Felix Okpoh, Nnamdi Benson, and Abiola Kayode.

The Nigerians focused US companies and people via misleading international threats generally known as enterprise e mail compromise (BEC) and romance fraud.

In response to the State Division, Americans misplaced over $6,000,000 resulting from these people’ BEC fraud schemes.

The Nigerians reportedly  impersonated enterprise executives, requested and acquired wire transfers from legit enterprise accounts.

In a press release posted on the US Division of State’s official web site and titled, “U.S. Sanctions Nigerian Cyber Actors for Focusing on U.S. Companies and People” the US dept mentioned, “Technological developments that present better interconnectivity additionally supply better alternative for exploitation by malicious actors who goal at-risk People.

“At the moment, in coordination with the U.S. Division of Justice, the Division of the Treasury’s Workplace of Overseas Belongings Management took motion in opposition to six Nigerian nationals, pursuant to Government Order 13694 as amended, for conducting an elaborate on-line scheme to steal greater than $6 million from victims throughout america.

“The six people designated right this moment manipulated their victims to realize entry to their delicate data and monetary sources. The U.S. won’t tolerate such gross misuse of know-how.


” America will use all the instruments at our disposal to defend the American individuals and companies from malign actors that search to focus on them, together with cyber-enabled actors who prey on susceptible People and companies.”

“On account of right this moment’s motion, all property and pursuits in property of the designated individuals which might be within the possession or management of U.S. individuals or inside or transiting america are blocked, and U.S. individuals usually are prohibited from coping with them.”

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