3 cybercrime suspects arrested by INTERPOL in lagos

3 cybercrime suspects arrested by INTERPOL in lagos

Three suspects have been arrested in Lagos by the INTERPOL Group in conjunction with the
Nigeria Police Force.

The suspects are believed to be members of a well organized crime group responsible for distributing malware, and running of false information to gain access to campaigns and extensive Business Emails.

The suspects are alleged to have developed domains and phishing links, with mass mailing campaigns and make use of tools like AgentTesla, Loki, Azorult, Spartan and the nanocore and Remcos Remote Access Trojans which were used to infiltrate and monitor the systems of organizations and individuals, before launching scams and drain funds from their victims.

According to Group-IB, it’s said that the cyber-gang is believed to have breached government and private own companies in more than 150 countries since 2017, and While investigations are still ongoing, some 50,000 targeted victims were also identified.

Craig Jones, INTERPOL’s Cybercrime Director said in an interview that the group was running a well-established criminal business, using multitude of tools and techniques to generate maximum profits. And he believes they’ll be more results from their investigation.

He also highlighted the outstanding cooperation between all those involved in the investigation and underlined the importance of public-private relationships in disrupting virtual crimes.