Just in: Hackers Gain Access into JAMB’s Payment Portal, Steal over N10m ▷ Nigeria news

Just in: Hackers Gain Access into JAMB’s Payment Portal, Steal over N10m ▷ Nigeria news

– Some cybercriminals who hacked into JAMB’s portal have been arrested

– The board’s registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, made this known on Tuesday, April 13, adding that the criminals stole over N10m

– According to Oloyede, the money will be recovered from the arrested culprits after which they will be handed over to EFCC for prosecution

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Ishaq Oloyede, the registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says hackers have gained access to the agency’s intranet site and altered the profiles of the ad hoc staff.

The JAMB boss made this know on Tuesday, April 13, while addressing newsmen in Abuja., The Cable reported.

Legit.ng gathers that Oloyede said over N10 million which was set aside as allowance for the ad hoc staff was diverted by the hackers.

Internet Fraud: Hackers Gain Access into JAMB’s Payment Portal, Steal over N10m
JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, said the board lost more than N10 million to internet fraudsters.
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He explained that the board uncovered the fraud after a careful investigation, which led to the arrest of one Sahabi Zubairu from Takum in Taraba state, among several others.

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The JAMB boss decried the failure of the accounting department to detect the fraud by cross-checking the names on the accounts to ensure that they tallied with those listed on the website or owners of the codes.

Nevertheless, he said the affected ad hoc staff of the board have since been paid just as he gave assurance that the stolen money will be recovered while the perpetrators would be handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)..

He said that at least ten scammers have admitted to the crime, saying they were lured into it by Zubairu.

Confessing to the crime, Zubairu said a friend of his, known as Samuel Tanko (now at large), introduced him to the website and supplied him with a code to apply as a JAMB ad hoc staff, The Punch also reported.

Zubairu confessed that he lured at least 12 people into the crime, some of whom are his family members. He added that he received over N400,000 diverted into his account.

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In other news, the examination board has made slight changes in the registration processes for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE).

The board disclosed that the use of email is no longer required for UTME and DE registration.

Legit.ng gathers that email would only be requested at the successful completion of the registration exercise by candidates to access information on the examination.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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