Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) have arrested a syndicate planing to hacm the network of the Joint Admission and Mariculation Board (JAMB) in Ogun state.
The syndicate have allegedly erected a radio mast to hack the Virtual Private Network of JAMB before the arrest.
According to reports, a proprietor of one Bright Technologies, confessed to collecting N600,000 for the operation. His wife and other accomplices were arrested as well with two men-Segun and Jide, still at large.
Toyin, one of those arrested said the deal was to extend the JAMB network from an accredited Computer Based Test centre in Abeokuta to some cyber cafe operators for the purpose of illegal registration of candidates for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
Over 400 User Names and passwords had already been created.
Toyin said: “We are using unlicensed spectrum to transmit to our customers using 2.4 gigabyte and 5.8 gigabyte radio. On March 28, they came from Kindle e-Learning Service that they wanted Internet services and after three days, they came again, (Tosin, Segun and Jide) that they wanted us to configure VPN for them.
“They told me they needed our services only during the JAMB registration and on April 1, we went to their office. They gave me the IP (Internet Protocol) address and I did pinging from my own Router. I have collected about N600,000 so far from Kindle e-Learning.”
The NSCDC, however, have claimed the gang specializes in high tech hacking.
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