ENDSARS: police arrest 3 people for alleged cybercrime
Police made this known Thursday in a series of tweets on their official Twitter account, adding that more than 50,000 emails had been recovered from the suspects.
Police said the three suspects were arrested in Lagos, Abia and Imo states following reports from INTERPOL’s cybercrime branch in Singapore.
“The three suspects were arrested following an intelligence report received from INTERPOL’s Cybercrime Directorate in Singapore on global attacks by Nigerian cyber gangs engaging in massive email phishing campaigns and distributing malware aimed at stealing authentication data from browsers and email headers, “the post read.
Police further said their findings revealed that of the three suspects, Ifeanyi aka SSGToolz specializes in creating, designing, selling phishing links and hosting malware on the website used by the gang. for phishing and hacking purposes.
Police also announced the launch of a cybercrime reporting web portal where members of the public can report cybercrime cases.
“The portal deals with cybercrime complaints. Thanks to this, victims and complainants can now report cybercrime cases online, at any time and from any part of the world.
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“Cases are quickly handled by the Force Cybercrime Unit located at INTERPOL’s National Central Office (BCN), Force Headquarters in Abuja and by the new Cybercrime Unit in INTERPOL annex, Alagbon Close, Ikoyi, Lagos, ”police said. .
During ENDSARS protests, many Nigerians said members of the now defunct Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) were illegally arresting young people accusing them of cybercrime.