Hackers steal over 10m naira from Jamb site

It’s been reported that some hackers gained access into the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) intranet site and reportedly diverted over N10m after altering the profiles of its ad hoc staff.

Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar of the exam body revealed this while addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday April 13. 

Ishaq who revealed that the stolen money was the allowance of the board’s ad hoc staff, saying it was discovered after an investigation was carried out. 

The investigation also led to the arrest of one Sahabi Zubairu from Takum in Taraba state alongside others. 

The JAMB registrar also disclosed that the accounting department failed to detect the fraud by not cross-checking the names on the accounts to ensure that they tallied with those listed on the website or owners of the codes.

Revealing that the ad hoc staff of the board have since been paid and also giving an assurance of the stolen money being recovered, Oloyede further stated that payment into the accounts of the beneficiaries led to the divertion.