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How Nigerian Hacker Olumide Jubril Ogunremi Bought $1Million Office Products With Stolen IDs

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How Nigerian Hacker Olumide Jubril Ogunremi Bought $1Million Office Products With Stolen IDs

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How Newark-Based Nigerian Hacker Olumide Ogunremi Bought $1Million Office Products With Stolen Personal Information Of US Workers

Press Release By US Department Of Justice

Olumide Jubril Ogunremi, A Newark-based Nigerian is now facing up to 20 years in prison for wire fraud.

The suspect reportedly helped run a computer hacking and identity theft scheme that ordered about $1 million in office products after stealing personal information from U.S. government workers, federal officials said.

Ogunremi, who also went by “Tony Williams,” faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of a single count of wire fraud, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey said in a statement.

He was docked in a Federal court on Thursday and pleaded not guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

According to a report by NJ.com Ogunremi and his cohorts tricked employees of the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Department of Commerce into divulging their usernames and passwords by creating fake websites and sending phony emails that mimic legitimate government sites and email addresses, authorities said.

They then used the stolen credentials to place fraudulent orders for office products – mainly printer toner cartridges – from vendors authorized to do business with government agencies.

Ogunremi and his partners had their orders delivered to associates in New Jersey where the goods would be repackaged and shipped to Nigeria to be re-sold on the black market.

The scam operated for about six months in 2013.

Ogunremi, who fled to Canada, was extradited to the United States on Sept. 26 and charged two days later. He is being held in New Jersey without bail.

One of Ogunremi’s co-conspirator’s, Abiodun Adejohn, previously pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud conspiracy, and was sentenced to three years in prison in May 2015.

Phishing attacks are the most common form of cyberattacks faced by the federal government. Pentagon email systems, for example, thwart some 36 million phishing-related emails each day.

In recent months, agencies have taken a proactive approach, alerting the public of potential phishing schemes before they blow up. In August, the IRS publicized a phishing scheme where fraudsters had created a website similar to IRS.gov in hopes of spreading malware to taxpayers.

In June, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warned the public that bad actors were purporting to send notification from the cyber agency in another effort to spread malware.

[Read full report and indictment document at US Department Of Justice Website]

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Patoya Michael

    October 4, 2019 at 1:39 PM

    Olumide, that name reminds me about dem Yahoo boys

  2. Lenny kravitz

    October 4, 2019 at 6:51 PM

    Funny pic ,IFA ORUNMILA GBO GBO Internet ,shashe gbowo .

  3. Fifelomo

    October 5, 2019 at 4:23 AM

    Omo shi opé GBA!

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