back to article Cops' Killer Bee stings credential-stealing scammer

An Interpol-led operation code-named Killer Bee has led to the arrest and conviction of a Nigerian man who was said to have used a remote access trojan (RAT) to reroute financial transactions and steal corporate credentials. Two suspected accomplices were also nabbed. The trio, aged between 31 and 38, were detained as part of …

  1. WolfFan Silver badge

    Nigerian princes

    Are finally getting their royal accommodations.

  2. Vir_Floridanus

    Nigerian Prince

    WARNING: EXTERNAL MAIL

    Hello Friend. I am a Nigerian prince who has been wrongfully incarcerated. If you send money to my bail bondsman, as soon as I get out I will give you....

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It's too bad they got caught.

    They went after oil companies?

    And we're supposed to pretend they're the bad guys? I don't think so.

  4. Danny 2 Silver badge

    Sailing By

    I had one English boss abroad who always had financial trackers on his screen rather than work stuff. It was a good strategy, gave the impression of competence and control. , and he was nice, smart and able. Then he started talking about how he was building a yacht in Nigeria with a local called Happy, which stunk to high heaven. "So you are paying and he is building - I don't believe that." I cut myself off from, "you'd fall for that." He replied, "I've met him. He really is called Happy, and he really is happy." I bet he was. So your boss, a nice guy, a smart guy, obviously getting ripped off, what do you do?

    I hinted.

    There was a BBC World Service story about a study that left-handed people were worse at detecting liars. He was left-handed so I mentioned it to him in humour. He said he didn't believe that was true, and I joked that's because he is left-handed. I shouldn't have been so diplomatic, I should have just said that yacht sounds like a scam. Instead from then on he distrusted everything I said. I can guarantee you though, we both have no yachts.

    My mum passes frequent Indian telephone scammers across to me when I'm with her. Pretending to be Virgin Media the guy asked me to check out the lights, which was fine so I asked to speak to his manager. She was spiel, so I asked her to stop talking for a moment so I could. "Are you telling me to shut up? No, you shut up, YOU SHUT UP, YOU SHUT UP"

    "Tough day in the scam call-centre, eh? "

    I used to feel bad for distrusting Indian accents. It's not a dig at Virgin, same thing when mum was with Sky, scammers list. I would pay more for an internet service consisting of only Glaswegian, Newcastle or Liverpudlian accents. I did a help desk contract in Europe and Germans in particular would be so happy to hear my accent. "Oh, you are Scottish, so honest and trustworthy."

    "Aye, well, me personally, yes, but don't trust any Scottish princes. "

  5. An_Old_Dog Bronze badge
    Pirate

    Just as with Barbary States pirates, there is an endless supply of replacements

    (See headline.)

  6. Securitymoose
    FAIL

    Seems an awful lot of effort to put a guy behind bars for 12 months

    Perhaps they should keep him in until he's paid off what he owes, or better still, make him legit by giving him a job with our fuel companies.

  7. Andy The Hat Silver badge

    Operation ...

    "Killer Bee"?

    They're so last year! Should be "Murder Death Hornet" (according the the Daily Mail anyway).

    At least a very severe 12 month sentence will be dissuasive to those pondering the theft of millions of dollars in the future ...

  8. Fred Flintstone Gold badge

    Nice cartoon

    I had to look for it again, but enjoy this one in context.

  9. MJI Silver badge

    Smurf Hotline

    I pass scam calls to my wife and she uses Smurf hotline, which Smurf do you want?

    Record is 5 seconds for them to ring off.

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