A Nigerian man has been arrested for hacking into people phones to steal from their bank accounts. The man revealed that all he needs to do to hack someone’s account is to hack their SIM card. Dare Oladimeji is a senior secondary certificate holder, who learned to hack into sims from google.

The Nigerian man is a suspected telephone hacker who was arrested at Ladipo area of Lagos state. It was gathered that the arrest was made after security operatives tracked the suspect to Idi-Oro area of Lagos state, for an investigation that included the withdrawal of N200,000 from a victim’s account.

He said: “I work on sim cards to get money. When I lay my hands on any sim card, I would slot it into any small phone that is not android. When that is done, I would press a code which brings out the list of banks the owner of the sim uses. For example, if the person is using GTB, I will proceed with the normal code of *37*100#. If the person has money, we would use it to buy a recharge card to confirm how much the owner has, through the debit alert that would pop in to reveal the balance. Thereafter, we would transfer the money into donor accounts, from where we would withdraw the money.”

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