Dubai Police: Arrests hackers who had attacked Greek companies: Raymond Igbalode Abbas, known as “Hushpuppi" and Olalekan Jacob Ponle, known as “Woodberry”Along with ten African hackers were recently arrested by Dubai police (Dubai Police) for consecutive hacking attacks on domestic as well as international targets.
According to additional research by SecNews, among the victims are many giant companies in Greece.
The director of the Dubai CID said the raid had resulted the confiscation of incriminating documents of planned fraud worldwide worth AED 1,6 billion ($ 435 million).
SecNews conducts its own exclusive investigation into the case, in order to determine if they have fallen victim to these hacking campaigns and Greek companies.
The results of the investigation are unpleasant if it was found that among the victims of the gang were very large Greek listed companies. *
In fact, unquestionable information, they report that important elements of the action of the international gang had been provided by Greek authorities after complaints from Greek companies of the victims of the fraudsters after an investigation.
The arrest of hackers by the Dubai Police
Lt. Gen. Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Dubai's police chief, said his arrest Hushpuppi, Woodberry and ten other gang members involved in financial and online scams, is another achievement added to the country's proud police record.
"It simply came to our notice then 'Fox Hunt 1 ′ that exposed an African gang with nine internet scams in its portfolio, last February, Op 'Fox Hunt 2' is another painful blow for them Criminals in cyberspace ", said Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri.
Al Marri confirmed the police's commitment to prevent any future cyber fraud using the latest technology. "As criminals are constantly changing their criminal methods, Dubai Police are working tirelessly to meet the standards set to eliminate transnational organized crime."
The leader did not fail to praise the huge efforts of the team that arrested the suspects.
According to Special General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, deputy chief of criminal investigation, the suspects were arrested in a series of synchronized raids by six SWAT teams by Dubai police.
"The operation was carried out in a very professional manner in terms of planning and execution, as well as the determination of the final line for the arrest of all members of the gang," said the Special General.
The operation prevented the gang from trying to deceive many people from around the world and steal their money. He praised the research team's efforts.
Fox Hunt 2
Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, director of the Dubai Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID), said that when he received confidential information about an African gang involved in money laundering and cybercrime, a team of investigators was set up to monitor and arrest them. where have engaged in illegal online activities both at home and abroad.
Al Jallaf stated that anti-cybercrime team was able to locate gang members and their criminal activities, including creation fake accounts on the social media site with fake nicknames -hacking corporate email- to deceive customers to transfer money to them bank accounts their.
"The suspects are also targeting victims outside the UAE, creating fake sites for well-known companies and banks in an attempt to steal the credit card details of the victims and then launder the stolen money. " Al Jallaf stressed.
The team seized more than 150 million AEDs ($ 40,9 million) in cash, 13 luxury cars with an estimated value of 25 million AED ($ 6,8 million) obtained from fraud crimes as well as 21 computers, 47 smartphone, 15 memory sticks, 5 hard drives containing 119.580 fraud files as well as addresses of 1.926.400 victims.
After conducting further investigations and analyzing the seized electronic devices, his Police Investigators Dubai revealed sensitive information belonging to individuals and companies abroad, including bank accounts and counterfeit credit cards, as well as documents and records condemning the illegal activities of gangs.
Fox Hunt 1
Last February, Dubai police arrested an African gang (nine hackers) that specializes in cyber fraud. The hackers had already conducted 81 scam operations in 18 countries around the world.
Operation Fox Hunt 1 uncovered a hidden online fraud network that deceived victims into transferring money in exchange for job opportunities. The gang used multiple bank accounts to transfer money and deposits totaling more than 32 million AEDs ($ 8,7 million).
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* For reasons of private secrecy, no details can be given about the companies in Greece that are among the victims of the gang. Every little detail about the case may betray the identity of the companies.