A Nigerian behind an online fraud network which engineered scams worth more than 60 million dollars has been arrested in the southern oil city of Port Harcourt. The suspect ran a network of at least 40 people working from Nigeria, Malaysia and South Africa which used malware and carried out the fraud. He also had money laundering contacts in China, Europe and the US who provided bank account details for the illicit cash flow. The fraudster and a second suspect face charges including hacking, conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretences.
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