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FBI accuse Hushpuppi of laundering money for North Korean hackers

Instagram celebrity Hushpuppi allegedly arrested in Dubai by FBI and Interpol

The US Government crime intelligence agency FBI has accused popular Internet influencer and accused fraudster of helping North Korean hackers to launder money.

OYOGist.com gathered that the flamboyant Nigerian who became popular for portraying an extravagant lifestyle was allegedly in collusion with the North Korean hackers to carry out a cyber-heist on a Maltese bank to the tune of $14.7 million.

 A July statement from the US Department of Justice called the attack “a $14.7 million cyber-heist from a foreign financial institution.”

Further investigations by the media have revealed that the date and amount mentioned in the investigation matched those of the attack on Malta’s Bank of Valletta in February 2019. 

Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai late June 2020 and was extradited to the US on the 3rd of July to face criminal charges over fraud and money laundering allegations from scams perpetuated via business email compromise. Multiple charges files against Hushpuppi has linked him to hundreds of millions of dollars in fraud.

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