Meet man who allegedly hacks into 2,000 bank accounts

Meet man who allegedly hacks into 2,000 bank accounts

The trial of a suspected hacker of over 2000 customers’ account in Access bank, Chris Ihebuzo, has been adjourned by the Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos State.

Ihebuzo, who was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in September 2020, has been charged with stealing, demanding property by written threat, attempt to commit a felony, unauthorised access to computer material, unauthorised modification of computer material, and unauthorised access with intent to commit.

The EFCC alleged that the suspect nicknamed “Access Bank hacker” had, in a video, bragged about gaining access into the bank’s database and extracting data of over 2,000 customers, including Bank Verification Numbers (BVNs).

The EFCC said in August 2020, with intent to extort money, the defendant sent an electronic mail to the bank management, demanding money.

The agency added that upon receiving a petition from the bank, a seven-count charge was drafted against the suspect after an investigation has been carried out.

The prosecution counsel, Franklin Ofoma, told the court that several documents, HP laptop, chips and discs were recovered from the suspect.

But in her ruling, Justice Abike-Fadipe of the court admitted the evidence as Exhibit P7 to P15 and adjourned the trial till February 18 and March 11, 2022.

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