BBC Journalist narrates how Hackers stole money from his Bank account

Online fraud is on the raise in Kenya

BBC Journalist Ferdinand Omondi

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Journalist Ferdinand Omondi has disclosed how online hackers managed to steal money from his Bank account, despite having all his credit cards by his side.

Omondi explained that one morning (Last week) he woke up to a bank transfer notification he had not authorized. Hackers had managed to access two of his credit cards at the same time, transferring Sh10, 000 from his account.

He added that he was forced to block all his online transactions on affected credit cards to allow investigations into the matter.

Warrants of arrest

His early tweets read “So. Hackers hit my two credit cards. From different banks. At the same time. And then my debit card was hit a few days later. Had the cards with me, never lost them. Someone tell me how this could happen. I am getting new cards, but now so paranoid I haven't renewed my Itunes or Netflix subscriptions, because I can't figure out what happened. Visa keeps saying the new cards are secure...”

The Omondi’s incident is happening at a time when Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has issued warrants of arrests for 130 people accused of hacking into commercial bank systems.


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