The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has arrested a syndicate of scammers for attempting to defraud Enterprise Bank Plc. The suspects ─ Ola Lawal, Olumide Kayode and Abass Adekunle ─ were arrested after they attempted to steal money from the bank.
Spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said, “The suspect compromise the bank’s system and steal depositors’ funds using an electronic device known as Keelog Key Grabber.
“The trio’s arrest was made possible by an insider who revealed to the bank’s management that some fraudsters were planning to gain access to its network, using Keelog Key Grabber.”
It was learnt that an employee of the of the bank was contacted by one of the suspected fraudsters, who proposed a business arrangement to him on how to hack into the system of the bank. Uwujaren said the worker informed the management of the bank and he was instructed to play along with the fraudster.
“In the arrangement, an electronic device called Keelog Key Grabber would be used to harvest passwords of some of the key operation staff of the bank. The grabber was meant to be plugged into the computer system of the Head of Operation of a particular branch to retrieve information technology configuration settings from the computer system and pave the way for the fraudsters to move customers’ funds out of the bank,” the EFCC spokesman explained.
He added that Lawal was arrested while trying to hand over the Keelog Key Grabber to the worker, adding that his arrest led to the arrest of two other suspects.
“Items recovered from them include a keylogger, a laptop, a router, a modem, sim cards, USB keyhole log with a template of keylogger and a jotter containing some account numbers which they intended to use for the fraud. The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded,” Uwujaren said.