Nigerian Authorities Arrest 11 Members of Prolific BEC Fraud Group


The 11 suspects were arrested as part of a 10-day operation (December 13-22, 2021) in which the Nigerian Police collaborated with Interpol and private security firms Palo Alto Networks and Group-IB.

The individuals are believed to be collectively involved in BEC attacks targeting more than 50,000 victims. On the laptop of one of the suspects, authorities found more than 800,000 potential victim domain credentials, Interpol says.

Another suspect was observed monitoring conversations that 16 companies had with their clients and diverting funds whenever transactions were to be made, while a third is believed to have been involved in BEC attacks across West African countries such as Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria.