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Doctor Turned Hacker Arrested in Lagos


A physician who became an international hacker was one of the wanted persons on Police's catalog of criminals. The man, Michael Thompson is under custody of the Lagos State Police Command. Thompson, who employed skills for executing fake business dealings on the Internet while tricked unwitting individuals, is under arrest after which Lagos State Police Command also paraded him.


While associated with leading hospitals within Lagos such as Tolu Medical Centre and Eko Hospital, Thompson mostly hacked into clients' A/Cs registered in banks as well as other financial institutions, and also tapped private electronic mails belonging to well-known Nigerians.


Quite obviously, the bank accounts were accessed for Thompson to steal and spend the monies from them. The suspect confessed that after acquiring expertise in hacking from Canada, he explored dubious operations. Guardian.ng posted this, May 21, 2018.


When the suspect was trying to escape, the police command started a manhunt for him via deputing detectives belonging to FSARS under the leadership of CSP Sanusi Mohammad. Consequently, the suspect was arrested inside Lekki, Lagos. Following the detention, Thompson showed detectives the way to a Porsche car he stole and kept in Asaba, Delta State. He further showed detectives the way going up to 2 Camry cars he stole likewise and kept in Owerri, Imo State. All the 3 cars were recovered.


Thompson allegedly employed an interesting modus operandi with the help of his deft knowledge about the cyber world. By using the cyber-ghost 12 software, he also got himself issued one credit card. On maturity he cashed the card via one hacked Swiss A/C. When anyone made a transaction via the said Swiss A/C, Thompson manipulated it then wired the entire money into the card account. The cars he purchased were done in this manner.


Thompson stated that he employed HTTPtunnel.com for dispatching the fake alerts. While making the payments, the sums showed up on the trader's A/C and following passage of an hour they disappeared, he disclosed. He added that Nigerian banks weren't like banks overseas. For, inside Nigerian banks, one could comfortably conduct a transfer of any kind. Securing genuine account-holders was non-existent there.

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