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Juja Man Hacks IEBC, Uses Data in Mobile Phone Scams

  • Detective drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation nabbed a suspect behind the hacking of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission  (IEBC) database on Friday, July 16.

    The suspect allegedly hacked into IEBC and acquired personal details of 61,617 registered voters from a county in western Kenya.

    He used the information acquired to run a high-tech mobile phone scam syndicate in Juja.

    DCI detectives probe a crime scene in Kenya.
    DCI detectives probe a crime scene in Kenya.
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    The suspect identified as Kiprop was nabbed with bags full of sim cards that he used to run the con network. The suspect was arrested after he swindled a phone agent operator’s unspecified amount of money.

    The suspect lured the phone agent to dial unspecified codes which directed all the money to the money of the fraudster. The fraudster then wired the funds acquired into a bank account preventing the agent from calling for any reversal.

    Kiprop and his accomplices who escaped the detectives’ dragnet narrowly are believed to have swindled unsuspecting members of the public millions of shillings through this pretentious scheme.

    The duo conned Kenyans through doing sim swaps. Upon successful SIM swapping, the suspect gained full access to the victim’s online accounts. 

    The 21-year-old is believed to have previously worked for one of Kenya’s mobile phone networks.

    DCI has since appealed to the members of the public to provide information that may lead to the arrest of the third suspect.

    A man in handcuffs
    A man in handcuffs
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