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‘Pussy Cat’ and others wanted for hacking and stealing GH¢46 million from bank

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‘Pussy Cat’ and others wanted for hacking and stealing GH¢46 million from bank

A man identified by law enforcement agencies as Pussy Cat and another identified as Boateng Mends are on the run after allegedly aiding one of Ghana’s biggest bank software-hacking and steal scandals.

The duo are part of a syndicate, six of who have been arrested in connection with the hacking of a universal bank in Accra.

The hacking has led to the illegal transfer of GH¢46 million into accounts of the eight suspects in different banks, all in Accra, state-owned newspaper, the Daily Graphic, has reported.

The Cyber Crime Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service arrested a former banker and owner of Adom Sika Savings and Loans Limited, Sam Acquah, and a web developer, James Taylor, believed to be the masterminds of the cyber crime.

The others — Hudu Abdul Mumuni, Emmanuel Adams, Moro Issah and Agbenu Febous Chrissy — were picked up when they showed up at various banks to withdraw the money transferred into their accounts through the illegal wire transaction.

Mode of Operation

The cyber hackers allegedly logged into the banking software of the bank remotely and used the login credentials of some members of staff of the bank, some of whom were on leave, to effect the illegal transfers.

The Director of the Cyber Crime Unit of the CID, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Dr Gustav Herbert Yankson, said on July 2, this year, the unit received a complaint about the fraudulent wire transfer and immediately alerted the banks where the money had been transferred to prevent withdrawals.

“We moved in and blocked the accounts into which the fraudulent wire transfers were made. This prevented the bank whose banking software was hacked from losing the money,” he explained.

The management of the bank, on detecting the fraud, also disabled the SWIFT server immediately to prevent further transfers, after which the banks involved were alerted to prevent withdrawals.

He said investigations launched into the incident showed that 13 fake SWIFT transactions were fraudulently made, with the money transferred to the bank accounts of eight individuals in different banks between 1 a.m. and 10 a.m. on July 2, this year.

ACP Dr Yankson said four men showed up at different banks to withdraw the amount that had been wired into their accounts illegally.

He said Mumuni was arrested at a bank at Ridge, while Adams was arrested at the Madina branch of another bank, with Issah and Chrissy getting arrested at a bank branch at Dansoman, all in Accra.

Later, the police, through their investigations, arrested Acquah and Taylor.

He said the Cyber Crime Unit had since taken the server log-in details, which were being analysed as part of investigations, while devices retrieved from the suspects were being taken through forensic examination.

He said efforts were underway to arrest the two suspected members of the syndicate, and that those arrested were being prepared for court.

Attacks on banks

ACP Dr Yankson noted that in the last four months, the unit had received complaints of similar attacks against a number of banks in the country.

The incidence of attacks, he said, was usually on automated teller machine (ATM) networks, saying investigations had revealed that most of them occurred with the help of insiders (bankers).

He, therefore, advised banks to comply with the Bank of Ghana’s (BoG’s) cyber and information security directive and urged the central bank to strictly enforce the directive to forestall such attacks.

BoG directive

The BoG Cyber and Information Security Directive provide a framework for establishing cyber and information security protocols and procedures for routine and emergency scenarios, inter- and intra-company communication and cooperation and coordination with government authorities.

It also covers the establishment of reporting mechanisms, physical security measures and assurance of data and network security.

In line with the directive, banks are to place special emphasis on cyber and information security and take all the necessary steps to protect and manage their systems and data effectively, as well as expand and enhance their cyber and information security capabilities.

The directive, which applies to all regulated financial institutions and any other entities regulated by the BoG and its affiliates, came into effect in January last year.

ACP Dr Yankson called on banks to enhance the security of their ATMs and also install closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras around ATMs to monitor the activities of customers and bank staff.

For the public, he urged them to remain calm, as all measures were being pursued to ensure that banks were well protected.

SOURCE: Graphic.com.gh

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Tom D’Frick Drops ‘La Read’ visual starred Taju Jimal, Kose and Apoki Gh

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Ghanaian Hip-hop artiste, Tom D’Frick, won’t let 2021 be of rest as he quickens giving his fans his very hit single “La Read” official video.

He drops “La Read” as his most-streamed single to begin the year, which become the new trend anthem gaining more recognitions a very classic song. The video starred comic actor Kose, Apoki Gh and popular Taju Jimal from our screens.

The year “2021 looks promising with Tom D’Frick as he continues to spark with controversy. Also, lend to bring a new dynamic with his brand and look forward to dropping more bangers and engaging my fans more. I’m back in full force. No doubt, take a piece of your time and listen to the song here and watch the video on YouTube as well.

Stream Song here: https://song.link/gh/i/1539164468

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I’ll strip you naked after Akufo-Addo’s Inauguration” – Kennedy Agyapong strikes at Amidu.

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Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu , a stench member of the strongest opposition in Ghana as at now who is also a politician and a served as the country’s attorney general from 2011 to 2012 seems to have been trapped in the ” lion’s” den this time around.

The underground FBI agent, hon. Kennedy Agyapong, who strongly disagreed with the New Patriotic Party leadership on assigning Martin Amidu as the first ever special prosecutor of the country in the year 2018 has come out to infuriatedly jab the former attorney general and minister of justice who resigned some months ago after claiming H. E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo interposed with the scrutiny of the Agya Pa deal.

These two top gurus have been in the news recently after the MP elect for Assin Central openly ascertained that Martin Amidu had mental health problems, called him a ” wee smoker” and dared him to provide the medical reports he hid in Germany before coming to Ghana once again after which all we heard of was Martin Amidu resigning from his position and debunking rumors of he being mad as stated by the owner of the Net2 tv.

Speaking on the regular show he chairs on his tv, whilst addressing the problem of stagnation in the country, the father of 22 jabbed the former attorney general whilst speaking on live tv.


“The things that are embedded in me are boiling. You Martin Amidu, wait for Akufo-Addo to be sworn into office first. The way I’ll strip you naked.. I’ll reveal all the evil plans you had for the NDC. The NDC should be careful. He planned with Rawlings to make sure that Mahama loses the election then he Amidu and Zanetor will take over the party. ” Kennedy lambasted.

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“Your Generation Will Pass on the curse of Infertility” – Selly Galley Curses Social Media Bully

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Selorm Galley-Fiawoo known by many as Selly Galley is a Ghanaian actress and TV presenter. As many celebrities are victims to social media bullying and trolls, Mrs Selly isn’t left out of the list of bullied celebs. It may seem her cup of tolerance is full as she rains curses on an online bully.

The user with the name henewaa_piesie2 made a comment under Selly Galley which triggered a harsh reaction from the Actress. According to Selly Galley this isn’t the first time she has been attacked by the user and she is not going to let this one slide.

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I blocked you on my verified page for similar comment, today you're back here with more. I won't let this slide. For these ignorant words of insults that came out of your mouth to me, seeking to cause me pain and unhappiness for absolutely nothing I've done to you or your family… I say to you this wednesday noon of October 14th, 2020 that You will not live to prosper and be happy. You will have a lifetime of bad luck and depression. Everything you touch, say or do will bring unexplainable misery to you. Your generation will pass on the curse of infertility, unhappiness, madness and misery I call upon you this day. May your business go from bad to worse. May every pain I've ever felt in my life be transfered to you and may every good plan the Lord had for you be transfered to every woman waiting on the Lord for children. You will beg to die and even death will forsake you. My Lord did not create me barren or any woman and so may HE make an example of you to show HIS greatness. I DARE THE LORD TO HEAR MY CRY… Galatians 6:7-9, “ Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. "Hear my prayer, Yahweh, and give ear to my cry. Don't be silent at my tears. For I am a stranger with you, a foreigner, as all my fathers were. Amen.

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Read Selly Galley’s Reaction below:

“I blocked you on my verified page for similar comment, today you’re back here with more. I won’t let this slide.

For these ignorant words of insults that came out of your mouth to me, seeking to cause me pain and unhappiness for absolutely nothing I’ve done to you or your family…
I say to you this Wednesday noon of October 14th, 2020 that
You will not live to prosper and be happy.
You will have a lifetime of bad luck and depression.
Everything you touch, say or do will bring unexplainable misery to you.
Your generation will pass on the curse of infertility, unhappiness, madness and misery I call upon you this day.
May your business go from bad to worse.

May every pain I’ve ever felt in my life be transferred to you and may every good plan the Lord had for you be transferred to every woman waiting on the Lord for children.

You will beg to die and even death will forsake you.
My Lord did not create me barren or any woman and so may HE make an example of you to show HIS greatness.
I DARE THE LORD TO HEAR MY CRY…

Galatians 6:7-9, “Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.

“Hear my prayer, Yahweh, and give ear to my cry. Don’t be silent at my tears. For I am a stranger with you, a foreigner, as all my fathers were.

Amen”  

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Rapper Aziz Havoc Speak On The Hardship On Ordinary Ghanaians In latest song, “Economy”

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Rapper Aziz Havoc Speak On The Hardship On Ordinary Ghanaians In latest song

High-quality roads and bridges are critically important for Ghana’s future. But today, they are severely under-funded.

Traffic congestion increases each year. More and more roads suffer from potholes and rutted pavement.

Many of Our bridges are showing their age with structural deficiencies. And in truth, the vast majority of highway revenues are spent on highway maintenance rather than expanding capacity. The question is: Don’t we have Government?

Ghanaian Award Winning Rapper and singer, Aziz Havoc who is a force to be reckoned within the side of hip/hop, Afrobeat, Afropop stands as the voice of the struggling masses as he spits out the hardships the ordinary Ghanaians are going through on the street and town faces.

Speaking about how the government has paid a death ear to some cries from where he is coming from and other towns in Ghana in his new released song titled, “Economy” he spoke about bad roads ,corruption and others.
Bad roads are a problem many of us are used to deal with,bad roads create gaping potholes.

Day after day, we suffer nightmarish commutes while waiting for local government to help solve the issue. He also spoke about corruption in the song.


Corruption exists in all branches of the Ghanaian government, and there is often a lack of accountability.

Since independence in 1957 every government, from Kwame Nkrumah to Akuffo Addo has been accused of being corrupt. I believe there is some level of corruption in every man, some are able to tame it others don’t really care.

This dude is really talented and Ghanaians need to pay attention to the songs he always talks about positive messages that can bring change in Ghana and everyday life.

Download and Listen to his new songs on all music platforms (Aziz Havoc- Economy);

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Alicia Keys out with her seventh studio album “Alicia” featuring Diamond Platnumz amongst others

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American R&B singer and songwriter, Alicia Keys has officially dropped her album “Alicia” featuring Platinum Diamonds and more.

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Written and produced largely by Alicia Keys, the album also features songwriting and production contributions from Swizz Beatz, Ludwig GöranssonRob Knox, Johnny McDaid, and The-Dream, among others.

The album was originally scheduled to be released on March 20, 2020, then May 15, before being delayed further due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Alicia is the eponymous seventh studio album by American R&B singer and songwriter Alicia Keys. It was released by RCA Records on September 18, 2020. 

Seven singles were released from Alicia, including the Miguel duet “Show Me Love“, “Time Machine“, “Underdog“, “So Done“, featuring Khalid, and Tanzanian act, Diamond Platnumz on “Wasted Energy.”

Listen to the album HERE

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Listen: Mawcom X teams up with Kuvie on ‘Gift Of God’ album

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True to his name, Ghanaian born, widely travelled and successful creative; Mawcom X pushes through one of the toughest periods in his adult life so far with the passing of his mum to arrive at this very moment. With the help of producer and friend Kuvie, he channels all his emotions into what has now become ”Gift of God”. The name is a triple entendre which implies that firstly; to be alive is a ”Gift of God”, secondly, our ability to create is a ”Gift of God” and finally Mawuli literally translates into ”God exists” so my existence is a ”Gift of God” to the world.

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The five tracked EP all produced by the superstar producer, Kuvie (Sarkodie, Pappy Kojo, Joey B, Efya and more) consists of a smooth range of songs that ease you in from Highlife infused Hip-Hop beats, hard-hitting rap bars, classic Afrobeat and groovy melodies that give props to the recent Ghaianan sounds that have made their way across very many borders, spreading the palm wine music gospel.

Easing you into the listening journey, Mawcom X teams up with $pacely and Iye on ‘Talk Talk’ for the first track, clean, purposeful and setting the tone that despite what people might say, he’s got his eye on the ball. For the 2nd track, Mawcom X is in a prayerful mode as he turns his gaze upwards to ‘Jah’ for guidance and direction. The track sits on a mellow Hip-Hop beat infused with coastal palm wine beats. Named after him, ‘Mawuli’ encapsulates the state he was in as he pushed through the pain to birth something beautiful from the hand he had been dealt.

Following ‘Jah’ is ‘More’ featuring Kirani AYAT. ‘More’ respectively is a cool Hip-Hop joint that keeps the level of groove and message of the tape so far, then comes ‘Pure’ which sees Kuvie introduce a welcome Reggae vibe to the production and La Même Gang’s $pacely jumps on the record with Mawcom X and their message? Positive vibes only. For the final track on this collection, Mawcom X enlists Nigerian born vocal genius, Boj on a more laid back Afrobeat vibe on ‘Body’.

Stream, download here!

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