Eight Kenyans arrested in Rwanda for making an attempt to hack Fairness accounts

• The hackers planned to steal money from clients' accounts at Equity Bank, but did not say when the hacking attempt was staged. • The Rwanda Investigation Bureau said the group of hackers had previously managed to hack into the bank's systems in Kenyan and Uganda.

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A hacking group composed of Kenyans, Rwandans and a Ugandan has been arrested in Rwanda whereas making an attempt to breach the methods of a financial institution.

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The Rwanda Investigation Bureau on Friday mentioned the hackers deliberate to steal cash from purchasers’ accounts at Fairness Financial institution, however didn’t say when the hacking try was staged.

The bureau mentioned the hacking group consists of eight Kenyans, three Rwandans and one Ugandan.

Equity Bank is a regional monetary companies big with presence throughout Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Rwanda Investigation Bureau mentioned the group of hackers had beforehand managed to hack into the financial institution’s methods in Kenyan and Uganda.

Fairness Financial institution’s Chief Government James Mwangi was early this 12 months quoted as saying that the financial institution has skilled about 14,000 makes an attempt to hack its methods.

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