Hackers Break Into Diamond Bank System, Siphon N241m From 2 Accounts

Diamond Bank Plc has lost N241m to 5 fraudsters, headed by an employee of the bank, PM News reports.

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    A contract staff of Diamond Bank Plc, Eniola Morondiya, alleged to have colluded with four suspected fraudusters, Suleiman Haruna Muhammad, Ibrahim Danazumi, Rolaand Aroko and Francis Akpabio, to hack into the bank’s website to swindle the bank of N241 million, have been arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos, southwest Nigeria.

    In a six-count criminal charge number FHC/L/176C/2015 filed before the court alongside the statements of the accused persons by the prosecuting counsel from the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr E.K. Ugwu, it was alleged that Eniola Morondiya, a contract staff and a Teller with Diamond Bank Plc, conspired at a hotel in Maryland, Ikeja, Lagos, with Suleiman Haruna Mohammed, Ibrahim Danazumi, Roland Aroko, Francis Akpabio and others at large to fraudulently transfer the sum of N241 million from two separate accounts with number 000251140 and 0002518551 in Diamond Bank Plc, to several other accounts.

    According to the six-count criminal charge filed before the court against the five accused persons, the fraud was successfully carried out by the accused persons when Eniola Morondiya was provided with key logger (grabber) by the accused persons, one of them being Suleiman Haruna Mohammed, her boyfriend, which she plugged into her computer system in the bank for two consecutive days.

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    Source: Nigerian Bulletin
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