Nigerian Instagram star helps North Korean hackers in $ 1.3B scheme: Feds

a Nigerian Instagram star conspired North Korean hackers called federal prosecutors to steal more than $ 1.3 billion from companies and banks in the US and other countries.

In February 2019, 37-year-old Ramon Ourunwa Abbas is known as “Ray Hushappi” for helping to steal money from three North Korean computer hacker companies and banks, including Malta. According to the Department of Justice.

“North Korea operatives stolen the digital wallets of cryptocurrencies instead of cash, using keyboards instead of guns,” Assistant Attorney General John Demers of the Justice Department’s National Security Division said in a statement on 17 February. .

Abbas – who has 2.5 million followers on Instagram, where he posts pictures of his luxury cars – somehow finds time for banking-related offenses, the Fed says.

Prosecutors say he worked with 37-year-old Ghalib Aloumari, who was accused of robbing millions of dollars and a bank in India from US and Pakistan ATMs.

Last July, a Nigerian citizen was Still arrested in another case, separate case.

He was flown to the US from Dubai, where he was accused of scamming millions of dollars from “business email settlement (BEC) fraud and other scams, including a US law firm, a foreign bank and an English league football club.” Schemes were targeted., ā€¯According to the Department of Justice.

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