- Jul 27, 2015
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An Interpol-led operation code-named Killer Bee has led to the arrest and conviction of a Nigerian man who was said to have used a remote access trojan (RAT) to reroute financial transactions and steal corporate credentials. Two suspected accomplices were also nabbed.
The trio, aged between 31 and 38, were detained as part of a sting operation involving law enforcement agencies across 11 countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The suspects were arrested in the Lagos suburb of Ajegunle and in Benin City, Nigeria. At the time of their arrests, all three men were in possession of fake documents, including fraudulent invoices and forged official letters, it is claimed. Interpol linked the suspects to a syndicate of Nigerian fraudsters using a RAT known as Agent Tesla to access business computers and divert monetary transactions to their own accounts.
Just last week Interpol and cops in Africa arrested another Nigerian man suspected of running a multi-continent cybercrime ring that specialized in phishing emails targeting businesses. That year-long initiative, code-named Operation Delilah, also involved international law enforcement and started with intelligence from cybersecurity companies Group-IB, Palo Alto Networks Unit 42, and Trend Micro.