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How Hushpuppi Aided North Korea Hackers by InvestingExpert(m): 10:18am On Apr 10
The United States government has revealed how Hushpuppi aided North Korea hackers, a new report has said.

How Hushpuppi Aided North Korea Hackers - United States Govt

The Nigerian posed as a real estate investor and businessman.

A Nigerian social media celebrity extradited from Dubai last year helped North Korean hackers launder money stolen from a Maltese bank, US officials said.

Ramon Olorunwa Abbas played a supporting role in cyber scams perpetrated by three computer programmers accused of extorting more than $1.3 billion of cash and cryptocurrency, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.

Mr Abbas, who is widely known as “Hushpuppi” and is in US custody while awaiting trial, has 2.5 million followers on Instagram where he regularly posted photographs posing with luxury cars or boarding private jets.


How Hushpuppi Aided North Korea Hackers - United States Govt

Police said they targetted Hushpuppi – who apparently led a lavish lifestyle and boasted more than two million social media followers – after he was implicated in a massive cybercrime fraud.

North Korean state operatives “are the world’s leading bank robbers,” John Demers, head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, said, after revealing the indictment of Jon Chang Hyok, Kim Il and Park Jin Hyok.

As reported by The Nationalnews, the trio and other unidentified North Koreans were involved in the hack of Sony Pictures in 2014 and the attempted theft of about $1bn from Bangladesh’s central bank in 2016, according to the US government.

More recently, the group has focused on stealing cryptocurrencies, according to prosecutors.


The hackers allegedly turned to a network including Mr Abbas “to launder funds from a North Korean-perpetrated cyber-enabled heist” from an unidentified Maltese bank in February 2019.

The Nigerian worked with a Canadian, Ghaleb Alaumary, who US officials accused of organising teams to launder millions of dollars stolen by hacking automated teller machines, including in Pakistan and in India, according to the Justice Department.

Mr Alaumary, 37, began co-operating with US authorities in October 2019 and secretly signed a plea agreement last November, according to court papers unsealed in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Hushpuppi a wanted man

Mr Abbas was extradited in July from Dubai to the US where he faces criminal charges of allegedly conspiring to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from “business email compromise” frauds and other scams.

Gal Pissetzky, Mr Abbas’s former lawyer, told Forbes magazine in July 2020 that he was “absolutely not guilty” of those charges and hadn’t taken part in any fraud. Mr Pissetzky and Mr Abbas’s other lawyer both quit the defence in January.

Hushpuppi was arrested along with 11 others, some of whom are pictured here. Courtesy: Dubai Police / Dubai Media Office
The Nigerian was part of a group that allegedly tricked a paralegal at a US law firm into wiring them almost $923,000 in October 2019, according to US authorities.

He and a partner also are accused of plotting to steal £100 million pounds ($125 million) from an unnamed football club in the English Premier League.


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Re: How Hushpuppi Aided North Korea Hackers by LeeSantos(m): 10:24am On Apr 10
attempted $1b Bangladesh. are u fvvkin kidding me?

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Re: How Hushpuppi Aided North Korea Hackers by Golan007: 10:32am On Apr 10
grin

Dino's friend.
Re: How Hushpuppi Aided North Korea Hackers by Hongkog(m): 10:34am On Apr 10
I have more respect for hushpuppi than dangote

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Re: How Hushpuppi Aided North Korea Hackers by illicit(m): 10:34am On Apr 10
Where d guy go dey now

He was a role model to some naija youths
Re: How Hushpuppi Aided North Korea Hackers by Golan007: 10:38am On Apr 10
Hongkog:
I have more respect for hushpuppi than dangote

I'm sure you respect Evans even more.
Re: How Hushpuppi Aided North Korea Hackers by seankafor(m): 10:46am On Apr 10
Levels to this shiit..
Re: How Hushpuppi Aided North Korea Hackers by Hongkog(m): 11:10am On Apr 10
Golan007:

I'm sure you respect Evans even more.
Whatever
Re: How Hushpuppi Aided North Korea Hackers by CyberHustle: 12:48pm On Apr 10
He will be regretting himself now.
Re: How Hushpuppi Aided North Korea Hackers by Muyiwaipere(m): 2:54pm On Apr 10
CyberHustle:
He will be regretting himself now.

Not in support of fraud o...but links wey that guy Dey throw from inside prison......na billions upon billions of dollars.

US go Dey use am for work

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Re: How Hushpuppi Aided North Korea Hackers by InvestingExpert(m): 11:11am On Apr 12
Yahoo everywhere
Re: How Hushpuppi Aided North Korea Hackers by InvestingExpert(m): 8:14pm On Apr 13
Good evening
Re: How Hushpuppi Aided North Korea Hackers by InvestingExpert(m): 9:09am On Apr 21
Good morning programming
Re: How Hushpuppi Aided North Korea Hackers by InvestingExpert(m): 8:22am On Apr 22
Hello NLs
Re: How Hushpuppi Aided North Korea Hackers by InvestingExpert(m): 9:54am On Apr 24
Good morning
Re: How Hushpuppi Aided North Korea Hackers by Regex: 5:03pm On Jun 05
@Mamatukwas how can I reach you?
Re: How Hushpuppi Aided North Korea Hackers by AlphaJazz: 9:27am On Jul 26
InvestingExpert:
The United States government has revealed how Hushpuppi aided North Korea hackers, a new report has said.

How Hushpuppi Aided North Korea Hackers - United States Govt

The Nigerian posed as a real estate investor and businessman.

A Nigerian social media celebrity extradited from Dubai last year helped North Korean hackers launder money stolen from a Maltese bank, US officials said.

Ramon Olorunwa Abbas played a supporting role in cyber scams perpetrated by three computer programmers accused of extorting more than $1.3 billion of cash and cryptocurrency, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.

Mr Abbas, who is widely known as “Hushpuppi” and is in US custody while awaiting trial, has 2.5 million followers on Instagram where he regularly posted photographs posing with luxury cars or boarding private jets.


How Hushpuppi Aided North Korea Hackers - United States Govt

Police said they targetted Hushpuppi – who apparently led a lavish lifestyle and boasted more than two million social media followers – after he was implicated in a massive cybercrime fraud.

North Korean state operatives “are the world’s leading bank robbers,” John Demers, head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, said, after revealing the indictment of Jon Chang Hyok, Kim Il and Park Jin Hyok.

As reported by The Nationalnews, the trio and other unidentified North Koreans were involved in the hack of Sony Pictures in 2014 and the attempted theft of about $1bn from Bangladesh’s central bank in 2016, according to the US government.

More recently, the group has focused on stealing cryptocurrencies, according to prosecutors.


The hackers allegedly turned to a network including Mr Abbas “to launder funds from a North Korean-perpetrated cyber-enabled heist” from an unidentified Maltese bank in February 2019.

The Nigerian worked with a Canadian, Ghaleb Alaumary, who US officials accused of organising teams to launder millions of dollars stolen by hacking automated teller machines, including in Pakistan and in India, according to the Justice Department.

Mr Alaumary, 37, began co-operating with US authorities in October 2019 and secretly signed a plea agreement last November, according to court papers unsealed in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Hushpuppi a wanted man

Mr Abbas was extradited in July from Dubai to the US where he faces criminal charges of allegedly conspiring to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from “business email compromise” frauds and other scams.

Gal Pissetzky, Mr Abbas’s former lawyer, told Forbes magazine in July 2020 that he was “absolutely not guilty” of those charges and hadn’t taken part in any fraud. Mr Pissetzky and Mr Abbas’s other lawyer both quit the defence in January.

Hushpuppi was arrested along with 11 others, some of whom are pictured here. Courtesy: Dubai Police / Dubai Media Office
The Nigerian was part of a group that allegedly tricked a paralegal at a US law firm into wiring them almost $923,000 in October 2019, according to US authorities.

He and a partner also are accused of plotting to steal £100 million pounds ($125 million) from an unnamed football club in the English Premier League.


Source:http:///2d7d049210223en_ng?client=newslite


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