A medical physician turned international hacker, who has been on the Police wished record, Michael Thompson Williams, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.
Michael, who boasted of his escapades as a hacker, took a swipe on the Nigerian banking system, describing it as the simplest to hack, together with government-owned account.
The 28-year-old suspect talked about an American main Hollywood actor, John Travolta, as one in every of his prey, revealing that his (Travolta) account was being monitored by way of a programmed gadget, the place money working into hundreds of thousands of US have been diverted weekly.
Throughout preliminary investigation, it was found that the suspect, who has mastery of the cyber café setting, created bank cards of deceased foreigners by way of cyber Ghost 12.
When the bank cards matures, it will be funded by way of a hacked Swiss account after which any transaction completed by real accounts proprietor by way of Swiss account could be manipulated by the suspect and wired to his contrived bank card.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, paraded the suspect earlier than journalists yesterday.
After a profitable transaction, the suspect as gathered would purchase posh automobiles, sending faux alerts to the homeowners.
The bubble burst in March after he purchased a Porche automotive value N28 million from a automotive supplier in Lagos and despatched him a faux alert earlier than making away with the automotive.
Nonetheless, on attending to the financial institution to gather the cash, the automotive supplier, Abidogun Adewale, found to his shock that no quantity was paid.
Requested how that was doable, the suspect stated he used HTTPtunnel.com to ship such faux alert. He disclosed that in such fee, the quantity would seem on the vendor’s account at that second, even when he visited his financial institution to substantiate the fee, including that it will disappear after one hour.
Three of the autos he purchased by way of such course have been traced to Asaba, Delta State, and Owerri, Imo State. The quantity plates on the three autos learn HRM OGUEZI 1, II and III, respectively.