The United States government has sanctioned six Nigerians over $6million cyber fraud against its citizens.
Micheal Pompeo, US Secretary of State, said this in a statement published on the department of state’s website on Tuesday.
Pompeo said the victims were defrauded through the use of sensitive information and financial resources derived by manipulative means which will not be tolerated.
The Nigerians listed were identified as Benson Orson, Kayode Abiola, Ogunshakin Alex, Okpoh Felix, Olorunyomi Micheal, Uzuh Richard.
Their names were also included in Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) specially designated nationals list, under the section of “cyber-related designation”.
The statement read: “Technological advancements that provide greater interconnectivity also offer greater opportunity for exploitation by malicious actors who target at-risk Americans.
According to the statement, the six Nigerians manipulated their victims to gain access to their sensitive information and financial resources.
He added that the US will henceforth not tolerate such gross misuse of technology.
“The U.S will use all of the tools at our disposal to defend the American citizens and businesses from malign actors that seek to target them, including cyber-enabled actors who prey on vulnerable Americans and businesses,” the statement added.
Interpol said Hushpuppi will be extradited from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Nigeria to face alleged multiple fraud charges.
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