A Nigerian hacker Ihebuzo Chris claimed Monday in a viral video to have gained access into the Access Bank network and extracted data of over 2,000 customers.
The data extracted included customers BVN, account numbers and other details.
But the hacker, based in Benin, blew his cover in the post as his name appeared on his computer screen, making him an easy pick for security agents such as the EFCC.
Some Nigerians mock him for exposing himself, with some saying, he could be playing with a long spell in jail.
Ihebuzo Chris, jail awaits you https://t.co/Wcg7nk9Soa
— Eghe 🇳🇬 (@egheCodes) August 31, 2020
He’s not a good hacker…and I doubt if he actually hacked the bank cos if he did he won’t leave trails behind. Rule 1 of hacking: NEVER GET CAUGHT! He’s not been investigate properly but he has already left trails of being caught… IHEBUZO CHRIS!!!
— Ejekanonu Benjamin Chukwudum (@ejekanonu) August 31, 2020
Ihebuzo Chris, 600 more years to your foolishness, for allowing people waste data
Access bank pic.twitter.com/lgRsKtP4Rg
— Omoba Djangote Zoomer (@OmobaDjangote) August 31, 2020
Ihebuzo Chris claimed he hacked into Access bank server and got details of customers informations
Fact is, the guy is a lousy idiot. Hackers doesn’t reveal their details the way he did.
His name is boldly written on his system, his voice is clear & his email is visible. https://t.co/o3fqlC8CtQ
— Edward .E. Onoriode 🍥 (@Edward_Onoriode) August 31, 2020
This one is an idiot. Isn’t that his name on the screen? Ihebuzo Chris. https://t.co/3Dz16mE5Jg
— BJORN Ironside (@theofficialFEMI) August 31, 2020
The ‘hacker’ in the viral video said he could debit customers’ accounts without their consent owing to the information he has.
He claimed he went deep into the Bank’s computer without their permission. He blamed the bank for loose security, saying he is not a staff and only a guy with a computer.
However, towards the end of the video, he claimed Access Bank already got in touch with him and said they could get in touch again for him to return all the details he possesses.
Access Bank, on the other hand, reacted to the viral video of the hacker assuring customers that there are no threats to their account.
“Criminals have posted pages purporting to contain customer account information. We’ve alerted law enforcement agencies and ask that you ignore the post. There is no threat to your account balances.
“Pls. continue to follow security protocol by never sharing your account details, Access Bank said.
Criminals have posted pages purporting to contain customer account information. We’ve alerted law enforcement agencies and ask that you ignore the post. There is no threat to your account balances. Pls. continue to follow security protocol by never sharing your account details.
— Access Bank Plc (@myaccessbank) August 31, 2020
On his Twitter page, Ihebuzo describes himself as a ‘python’, a software developer. who can do amazing things with the web.