Cybercrime Syndicate Leader Behind Phishing and BEC Scams Arrested in Nigeria

Cyber security companies across the globe helped Interpol bust an unnamed cybercriminal being large-scale BEC scams and phishing campaigns.

Interpol’s Cyber Fusion Center has confirmed arresting an alleged head of a transnational cybercrime gang from Nigeria. Reportedly, the unnamed individual, 37, is suspected to be involved in some of the large-scale phishing campaigns and BEC scams (BEC aka Business Email Compromise) against high-profile companies and individuals.

The alleged cybercrime Syndicate Leader flexing his “earnings” Operation Delilah

A recently established agency, the African Joint Operation against Cybercrime, carried out this operation, dubbed Operation Delilah, across 4 continents. This unit was formed in May last year with funding from the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office to empower the 49 African countries and unite them in the fight against cybercriminals.

Interpol’s African Joint Operation against Cybercrime joined hands with Nigerian police and law enforcement agencies in the USA, Canada, and Australia to arrest the suspect from Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria Cybersecurity firms Group-IB, Palo Alto Networks, and Trend Micro were also part of the investigation.

Details of the Operation

Nigerian police arrested eleven suspects for their involvement in global BEC campaigns in December 2021. Further probe revealed that all were a

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