6 people in police grips for hacking bank software and stealing GHc46 million

6 people in police grips for hacking bank software and stealing GHc46 million

- Six people have been arrested for reportedly hacking the software of a bank

- They fraudulently transferred an amount of GHc46 million into accounts of eight people in different banks

- A former banker and owner of Adom Sika Savings and Loans Limited and a web developer are believed to be the brains behind the fraudulent activity

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Some six people have been arrested for allegedly hacking the software of a universal bank in Accra.

The illegal accessibility of the banks' software led to the transfer of GHc46 million into accounts of eight people at different banks.

In a report filed by Graphic.com, a former banker and owner of Adom Sika Savings and Loans Limited and a web developer were arrested.

They are believed to be the brains behind the fraudulent activity.

6 people in police grips for hacking bank software and stealing GHc46 m

6 people in police grips for hacking bank software and stealing GHc46m Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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Director of the Cyber Crime Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department, Assistant Commissioner of Police Dr Gustav Herbert Yankson, said the unit received a complaint about the illegal transfer of cash to other banks

Dr Yankson said four men showed up at different banks in Accra to withdraw the amount that had been wired into their accounts illegally.

According to Yankson, in the last four months, the unit has received complaints of similar attacks against a number of banks in the country.

He, therefore, called on banks to adhere to the Bank of Ghana's directive on cyber and information security.

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The story of the fraudulent transfers came as a surprise to some Ghanaians who probably thought it was not possible in Ghana

Naana Plange simply said people are fearless:

People are fearless, boi

Mawuena M Ugochukwu couldn't believe how fearless people are:

My susu box. My trusted partner. Herh people are fearless paaaaa.

LeDieu Meme Wanzam could not understand what exactly their plan was:

What was the plan exactly, the borders are closed

In other news, Vida Nsor, a Ghanaian pure water seller who is also a single mother of four has been pleasantly surprised with her own apartment and GHc7,500 to get herself established.

SVTV Africa in Ghana was responsible for the gesture as a video sighted by YEN.com.gh indicates the group aired the sachet water hawker's story on their social media platforms.

After watching the story of how the single mother was struggling to take care of herself and the children, tons of Ghanaians decided to give her a helping hand.

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Source: Yen News

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