NTSA Cartel Ringleader Caught Red-Handed in Office [PHOTOS]

  • A crowd outside the National Transport and Safety Authority when detectives raided the premises on January 30, 2019
    A crowd outside the National Transport and Safety Authority when detectives raided the premises on January 30, 2019
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  • The Directorate of Criminal Investigation detectives finally nabbed a suspected ring leader of a hacking cartel at the National Transport and Safety Authority. 

    The digital forensic experts and serious crime unit detectives, on Friday, February 21, disclosed that Anthony Rugut Korir, 33, an NTSA employee was arrested at the call centre department, assisting hackers who were also arrested on the same day as they attempted to gain access into the agencies network.

    "Korir had connected a local area network turtle gadget; a covert system administration and pen-testing tool providing stealth remote access," DCI tweeted. 

    A motor vehicle and fibre laser cutting machine, alongside cut number plates seized by DCI officers in Ngara, Nairobi on Friday, February 21, 2020
    A motor vehicle and fibre laser cutting machine, alongside cut number plates seized by DCI officers in Ngara, Nairobi on Friday, February 21, 2020
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    The employee's accomplices were arrested in Ngara, Nairobi, hacking into NTSA's database and TIMS system.

    "The officers managed to arrest the two suspects namely Michael Onyango Oduor, 54 and Sylvester Onyango, 30, and recovered the following: Ksh1,188,000, USD 100, three motor vehicles and fibre laser cutting machine that they were using to cut number plates.

    "Also recovered was a compressor machine that was being used for painting number plates, one complete number plate, five desktop computers, laptops, logbooks, modems, hard drives and flash drives," the DCI announced.

    In May 2019, investigators revealed alarming details of a hacking incident on the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) database that has numerously exposed Kenyan drivers to fraudsters.

    A gang of 10 fraudsters managed to hack the NTSA system and used information on car logbooks to swindle insurers out of millions of shillings.

    The fraudsters reportedly colluded with a top insurance broker and vehicle inspection firm.

    In February 2019, another case was highlighted, with detectives revealing that fraudsters were using dead people's identification cards to import and register vehicles.
     

    A compressor machine used for painting number plates, one complete number plate, and five desktop computers seized by DCI officers in Ngara, Nairobi on Friday, February 21, 2020
    A compressor machine used for painting number plates, one complete number plate, and five desktop computers seized by DCI officers in Ngara, Nairobi on Friday, February 21, 2020
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    Modems, hard drives and flash drives seized by DCI officers in Ngara, Nairobi on Friday, February 21, 2020
    Modems, hard drives and flash drives seized by DCI officers in Ngara, Nairobi on Friday, February 21, 2020
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