- Hushpuppi has been linked to North Korean hackers by the US government
- The hackers are said to be the biggest bank robbers in the world according to a new release
- According to the FBI, he was linked with the hackers through one Ghaleb Alaumary
Nigerian Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, a.k.a Hushpuppi, is now in another trouble as the US government through the FBI linked him to North Korean hackers.
The hackers are said to be the biggest bank robbers in the world.
This was disclosed by the Justice Department in a detailed statement released Friday, February 20.
According to Forbes the Justice Department connected Abbas to the North Korean hackers through Alaumary, who they allege “conspired” with “Ray Hushpuppi,” to “launder funds from a North Korean-perpetrated cyber-enabled heist from a Maltese bank in February 2019.”
Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers of the Justice Department’s National Security Division added:
“As laid out in today’s indictment, North Korea’s operatives, using keyboards rather than guns, stealing digital wallets of cryptocurrency instead of sacks of cash, are the world’s leading bank robbers.”
The Nigerian man was linked to the North Korean conspiracy this week when federal prosecutors unsealed a charge against Ghaleb Alaumary, 37, of Ontario, Canada, BBC added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a lot of mixed and heated reactions among Nigerians on social media have trailed Apostle Johnson Suleman's boastful comment that he bought his third jet in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many citizens who are irked at the cleric's remark claim he is into a kind of fraud, equating him with Hushpuppi, a young rich Nigeria who is facing a serious money laundering charge at an international court.
The pastor's position is also leading many persons to question his claim of being a Christian, much less a spiritual leader.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.