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Nigerian man admits role in computer fraud scheme


Associated Press - (International) A Nigerian man pleaded guilty June 10 in New Jersey for his role in an identity theft scheme that defrauded vendors out of nearly $1 million in office supplies. The scheme involved phishing attacks which mimicked Web pages of U.S. government agencies and legitimate emails, causing agency employees to visit fake sites and provide their credentials, allowing orders of office supplies that were received overseas.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:20:30