Three suspected hackers arrested in Ngara hacking NTSA, TIMS databases


Three suspected hackers arrested in Ngara hacking NTSA, TIMS databases

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested to suspects in Ngara, Nairobi on suspicion of cyber crime.

A team of Digital Forensic experts from the DCI working with officers from the department of serious crimes found two Kenyan men trying to break into the National Transport And Safety Authority (NTSA) and the TIMS online portals.

The suspects, Michael Onyango Oduor aged 54 and Sylvester Onyango aged 30 were put under lawful custody.

Detectives recovered Ksh.1.1M in cash, USD 100, three motor vehicles and fiber laser cutting machine that they were using to cut number plates.

The suspects were in a possession of a machine used to make number plates. One complete number plates were recovered during the operation. Photos: DCI/Twitter

They also recovered a compressor machine that was being used to paint the number plates, one complete number plate, five desktop computers, laptops, logbooks, modems, hard drives and flash drives.

Part of the items recovered from the joint-team sting operation in Ngara. Photo: DCI/Twitter.

Detectives also raided the NTSA offices and arrested a call centre employee- Antony Rugut Korir who was assisting the hackers access the NTSA network remotely.

Detectives say Korir had connected a Local Area Network turtle gadget; a covert system administration and pen testing tool that was providing stealth remote access to the suspects.

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