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FBI Arrests 74 in Global 'Operation WireWire' Hacking Scandal

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posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 06:19 PM
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Looks like some people in the FBI have been busy and actually producing results for the money they get.

The spellbinding scambusting "Operation WireWire" yielded dozens of criminals for prosecution.

Worldwide too !! and multi-Agency !! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

FBI Arrests 74 in Global 'Operation WireWire' Hacking Scandal

The FBI said Monday that it arrested more than 74 hackers in countries around the world who were involved in email scams in attempts to compromise businesses.

The arrests in "Operation WireWire" include 29 Nigerians and at least 40 Americans.

According to Reuters, the scammers involved "send emails that appear to be from trusted corporate executives or vendors, which instruct targeted employees to wire funds to accounts controlled by criminals."

The FBI also confirmed that web-based email scams developed in Nigeria in the 90s are currently on the rise.




posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 07:09 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
Looks like some people in the FBI have been busy and actually producing results for the money they get.

The spellbinding scambusting "Operation WireWire" yielded dozens of criminals for prosecution.

Worldwide too !! and multi-Agency !! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

FBI Arrests 74 in Global 'Operation WireWire' Hacking Scandal

The FBI said Monday that it arrested more than 74 hackers in countries around the world who were involved in email scams in attempts to compromise businesses.

The arrests in "Operation WireWire" include 29 Nigerians and at least 40 Americans.

According to Reuters, the scammers involved "send emails that appear to be from trusted corporate executives or vendors, which instruct targeted employees to wire funds to accounts controlled by criminals."

The FBI also confirmed that web-based email scams developed in Nigeria in the 90s are currently on the rise.





Yeah heard this this morning.

Those damn Nigerian princes!




posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 07:27 PM
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originally posted by: burgerbuddy

originally posted by: xuenchen
Looks like some people in the FBI have been busy and actually producing results for the money they get.

The spellbinding scambusting "Operation WireWire" yielded dozens of criminals for prosecution.

Worldwide too !! and multi-Agency !! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

FBI Arrests 74 in Global 'Operation WireWire' Hacking Scandal

The FBI said Monday that it arrested more than 74 hackers in countries around the world who were involved in email scams in attempts to compromise businesses.

The arrests in "Operation WireWire" include 29 Nigerians and at least 40 Americans.

According to Reuters, the scammers involved "send emails that appear to be from trusted corporate executives or vendors, which instruct targeted employees to wire funds to accounts controlled by criminals."

The FBI also confirmed that web-based email scams developed in Nigeria in the 90s are currently on the rise.





Yeah heard this this morning.

Those damn Nigerian princes!



You're just jealous because you don't have a Nigerian prince sending you $14 million dollars!

I just have to send $600 first for banking fees or something.



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 09:03 PM
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originally posted by: watchitburn

originally posted by: burgerbuddy

originally posted by: xuenchen
Looks like some people in the FBI have been busy and actually producing results for the money they get.

The spellbinding scambusting "Operation WireWire" yielded dozens of criminals for prosecution.

Worldwide too !! and multi-Agency !! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

FBI Arrests 74 in Global 'Operation WireWire' Hacking Scandal

The FBI said Monday that it arrested more than 74 hackers in countries around the world who were involved in email scams in attempts to compromise businesses.

The arrests in "Operation WireWire" include 29 Nigerians and at least 40 Americans.

According to Reuters, the scammers involved "send emails that appear to be from trusted corporate executives or vendors, which instruct targeted employees to wire funds to accounts controlled by criminals."

The FBI also confirmed that web-based email scams developed in Nigeria in the 90s are currently on the rise.





Yeah heard this this morning.

Those damn Nigerian princes!



You're just jealous because you don't have a Nigerian prince sending you $14 million dollars!

I just have to send $600 first for banking fees or something.



$14 mil?! they only promised me $10 mil!!


edit on 6 13 2018 by burgerbuddy because: (no reason given)



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