Cyber scam: Police arrest three, uncover 50,000 email accounts, passwords
The Nigeria Police on Thursday arrested one Onwuka Emmanuel Chidiebere, a graduate of Business
Administration from Imo State University who specializes in Cyber scam, his business email compromise
The police also said it uncovered over 50,000 email accounts and websites, including passwords of various
individuals and corporate entities across the world.
Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, in a statement on Thursday, said a comprehensive forensic
analysis revealed that the suspect had over 50,000 email accounts and websites including passwords of
various individuals and corporate entities across the world on his laptop.
Chidiebere, a.k.a Ceeceeboss TMT, 32, was one of three suspects arrested by the Nigeria Police Cybercrime Unit,
INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Abuja.
The other two are Ikechukwu Ohanedozie a.k.a Dozzy, 34, and Onuegwu Ifeanyi a.k.a SSGToolz, 35.
The three suspects, all males, were arrested following an intelligence report received from
the INTERPOL Cybercrime Directorate in Singapore on global attacks by Nigerian cyber gangs
who engage in mass email phishing campaigns and distribution of malwares aimed at stealing
authentication data from browsers and email header, Mba said.
He said Chidiebere recruited Ikechukwu Ohanedozie, a medical student of Imo State University,
to profile e-mail accounts to determine the financial strengths of prospective victims.
The police said the third suspect, Onuegwu Ifeanyi, specialized in creating, designing,
selling of phishing links and hosting malwares on a website used by the gang for phishing and
hacking purposes. “He collects charges running into several millions of naira from other
fraudsters he mentors and improves their phishing capabilities,” Mba said.