DFCU Shs.10b Hacker Identified As Police Places Charges Of Electronic Fraud - Daily Post Uganda

DFCU Shs.10b Hacker Identified As Police Places Charges Of Electronic Fraud

KAMPALA: An electronic hacker who recently accessed DFCU Bank systems and made away with close to Shs.10 billion of customers money has been identified though top Bank Management continue to feign ignorance about the heist.

According to police bond papers seen by us, the suspect has been identified as Braise Ombuze who was charged with the offense of Electronic Fraud and Theft under a reference Vide CID HQTRS GEF 604/2019.

Braise had been detained at CID head offices in Kibuli Kampala.

The police bond dated June 29 instructs Mr. Braise to appear at Kibuli on July 1, at 10am for reporting.

“And continue to attend until otherwise directed by court further to answer to the said charge,” the police bond reads in part.

The suspect was bailed out by two sureties, Ambrose Belisya and a one Esther.

Braise is among six suspects who breached DFCU’s system and accessed customers’ information.

$2.6M depositors’ money has since been stolen.

We learnt that the masterminds breached some accounts in Kampala late last month and accessed the cash.

Earlier reports suggested the crime was executed by four junior staff and two outsiders.

Over the weekend a close source within DFCU Bank revealed to us that the case was opened at Kibuli CID head offices.

However, detectives handling the matter declined to divulge details to the media insisting there is neither case nor suspects in their custody.

Sources had previously said that the hackers first accessed shs 700 million through ATMs.

The hackers cracked the bank’s system and started using “old unauthorized ATM cards” allegedly belonging to a number of pseudo customers “created by these hackers.”


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