On Wednesday, 22nd March 2017, a 28-year-old Information Technology (IT) expert by the name Alex Mutungi Mutuku was accused and charged for hacking into Kenya’s Revenue Authority and stealing $39 million. The prosecution says he is part of an international network stealing money from several state bodies.

“It is a case of remote control hacking where the suspects operate smoothly with their machines and the next minute you realise you have no money in your account,” state prosecutor Edwin Okello, said.

Mutuku is being held while anti-cybercrime officers dig deeper into what they believe is an elaborate fraud scheme with international connections. According to Kenya’s Standard newspaper, this involves hackers with access to high-tech equipment and software which enable them to steal from corporations.

Read more at BBC


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