Man who targeted Georgia Tech employees through phishing scheme sentenced

J. D. Capelouto reports:

A Nigerian man was sentenced to five years and 11 months in prison on Monday for his role in an online scam that accessed the employee bank accounts of several colleges and universities, including some at Georgia Tech, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Olayinka Olaniyi, 34, was part of a “phishing” scheme that sent fraudulent emails that appeared to be from legitimate businesses to trick the recipients into providing personal information and passwords, according to officials.

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