DCI reveals faces and names of 130 most notorious hackers in Kenya

130 most wanted hackers in Kenya

DCI poster on wanted persons in connection to electronic fraud (Twitter)

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Wednesday published posters with the faces and names of 130 suspected hackers wanted by the police.

The posters bore a large heading that read: "Wanted persons in connection with electronic fraud by hacking into bank systems."

In a tweet on their verified handle, the DCI went on to provide contact numbers through which members of the public can reach them with information on the suspects.

"If you have any information about their whereabouts,kindly contact DCI-ECCU Section or at your nearest Police Station. You can also call or sms +254772627435, 0203343412, (+254)20-2861097," the tweet read.

Banks and financial institutions hacked

A year ago, National Bank of Kenya (NBK) released a statement confirming that the institution had been hacked and millions had been lost in the incident.

"We can confirm that there was an attempted fraud in the course of business on January 17 but the bank’s monitoring and security resources frustrated the attempt.

"The amount of the attempted fraud is about Sh29 million and we have confidence that we will recover all the cash," the bank's statement read in part.

Detectives have in the past alerted financial institutions targeted by the hackers to increase their cyber security protocols.

Other institutions that have been targeted by the hackers are Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), Saccos and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

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