ICT worker suspected of hacking own bank in Nigeria

Godswill Oyegwa Uyoyou, an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) department worker at  Nigeria’s Skye Bank branch in Abuja, is wanted by Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as the suspected head of a group of computer hackers who have stolen about £24 million from the bank.

Local news reports allege that Uyoyou – who was found to use a false address – and others hacked into the bank’s computers, redistributing funds between accounts.

Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, told local reporters: “One Saturday, he [Uyoyou] took the ‘cyber gang’ to the bank under the pretext that he was going to carry out some maintenance work, allowing them access to hardware, and they commenced to penetrate the bank’s database,” and then increased the balances of some accounts. Uwujaren said the thieves were in the process

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