Revealed: How Kenyan hacker flew into the trap of US security agents
The Standard reports:
It was supposed to be an easy transaction. The kind drug dealers do in movies. Product in exchange of money and a handshake. Jeffrey Sila Ndungi’s connection in Texas, US had told him he had identified a person willing to buy one of his Treasury Cheques worth $76,000 (Sh7.6 million) for $40,000 (Sh4 million).
Having spent nothing for the federal document apart from his forgery skills and knowledge in IT, the computer genius took the next flight from Nairobi to the land of opportunity. What he didn’t know was that his contact was setting him up and the person who was going to buy his Treasury Cheque was a US federal agent.
Read more on Standard (Kenya). It is really somewhat stunning how commercially successful this young man was over a period of years before he was caught.