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3 including NTSA staff arrested in fake number plates ring in Ngara

Three people were on Friday, February 21 arrested for allegedly hacking into the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) website.

Two of the suspects; Sylvester Onyango aged 33 and Onyango Odour aged 54 were arrested in Ngara, Nairobi. The third suspect worked with NTSA and is said to have aided the two to gain entry to the website.

According to  twitter post by the DCI, the duo was nabbed by a team of forensic experts and serious crimes unit after being caught red-handed trying to hack into the National Transport and Safety Authority(NTSA) and TIMS database.

“Earlier today, a team of Digital Forensic Experts and Serious Crime Unit detectives working on intelligence raided an office in Ngara within Nairobi County,” read the post.

The NTSA staff identified as Anthony Korir working at the call center department is said to have installed a Local Area Network turtle gadget that has been enabling the hackers access the database.

Korir had connected a Local Area Network turtle gadget; a covert system administration and pen-testing tool providing stealth remote access,” said the statement.

Police recovered 1,188,000 USD 100, three motor vehicles and fiber laser cutting machine used for cutting number plates.

A compressor machine that was used for painting number plates, a number plate, five desktops computers, laptops, logbooks, modems, hard drives and flash drive were also recovered.

 

The three suspects are in custody awaiting arraignment in court.

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