Hackers gain access to JAMB website, loses N10 million – Registrar

 

The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Is-haq Oloyede, has mentioned the board misplaced greater than N10 million in 2020 to fraudsters.

Mr Oloyede, a professor, advised journalists on Wednesday in Abuja that the fraudsters penetrated the board’s cost portal for advert hoc workers.

He mentioned the cash, which was meant to pay JAMB advert hoc workers from the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), was hijacked by the suspected fraudsters.

Mr Oloyede, nevertheless, mentioned the board investigated the illegality, tracked and eventually apprehended 10 of the suspects in Kaduna, Nasarawa and Abuja.

“We didn’t ask anybody to use to be an advert hoc workers on the location, we had already chosen them by way of suggestions from numerous businesses,” the registrar mentioned.

“We solely created the location simply to pay them by way of a code that was assigned to them.

“Nonetheless, these suspects gained entry to the location, deleted the unique account particulars and cellphone numbers and inserted theirs.

“We paid N20, 000 every for lodging per night time and N100, 000 for flight tickets, relying on the situation of every workers to go and work for that interval.

The funds ranged from N200, 000 to over N300, 000 per individual. But, these suspected fraudsters after having access to the websites, additionally inserted particulars for his or her relations.

They didn’t go to partake within the train however ignored the messages despatched from our area.

“One in every of them, Saidu Zubairu, collected over N3.7 million for himself as a result of he inserted the account particulars of his mom, sisters and different relations.

“We’ve got not calculated all of the monies all of them have thus far obtained however altogether, the quantity will certainly sum as much as greater than N10 million.

We’ve got already paid the unique homeowners, although it took us over a 12 months to trace the suspects however we lastly apprehended them and I guarantee you the regulation will take its course.”

Mr Oloyede reiterated the board’s readiness to battle corrupt practices in its system, including that a few of the illegalities had prompted adjustments in its mode of operations.

Mr Zubairu, one of many 10 apprehended suspects, mentioned he acquired the code for the location by way of his buddy (at present at massive) and indulged others.

“I succeeded in altering the unique particulars within the website and requested eight different pals of mine to do the identical and so they confirmed receipt of cost afterwards,” he mentioned.

Mr Zubairu, one of many 10 apprehended suspects, mentioned he acquired the code for the location by way of his buddy (at present at massive) and indulged others.

“I succeeded in altering the unique particulars within the website and requested eight different pals of mine to do the identical and so they confirmed receipt of cost afterwards,” he mentioned.

Mr Zubairu mentioned he added the main points of 12 relations to the location who have been additionally paid above N300, 000.

He, nevertheless, pleaded that they be forgiven whereas promising to reimburse the cash if given ample time.

In the meantime, a closing 12 months scholar of Economics on the College of Abuja, Justina Adegoke, mentioned she not too long ago found she was given pretend admission to the establishment.

She mentioned she got here right down to JAMB Pc Based mostly Take a look at (CBT) centre to deal with the problem, solely to be hijacked by a fraudster at one of many cyber cafes reverse the ability.

“He requested me what I needed to do and I advised him I needed to create an electronic mail handle to finish my admission course of and he collected my cellphone to help.

I didn’t know that he diverted the mail and password from my cellphone to himself. All data was then intercepted by him.

“He then known as me first to ask me to ship N1000 airtime earlier than he would ship the knowledge, whereas claiming to be a workers of JAMB.

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