2 Modern Ghana Staff Arrested For Cyber Crime

Emmanuel Ajarfor 2

Two staff members of Modernghana.com, a popular online portal,
have been arrested for engaging in ‘inappropriate’ cyber activities, DAILY
has learnt.

Their arrests followed a tip-off
about how they have allegedly been hacking into the portals of corporate
entities including media organizations.

The two, one of them
believed to be Emmanuel Ajarfor, a reporter for the portal, were picked up at
Adenta in Accra last Thursday.

They were arrested by
National Security operatives after initial confusion about which security
apparatus had picked them up.

Modus Operandi

Unconfirmed reports say
their modus operandi involve hacking into the emails and servers of popular
competing websites and newsrooms, having intercepted the emails which they hold
on to briefly and then release them as originating from their end.

Other ‘works’ attributed to
them include the hacking of financial account information of competitors
especially between correspondents, sources and stringers.

Seized during the operation
by the arresting team were the suspects’ laptops and other electronic devices.

to Starr FM, the Editor-in-Chief of Modernghana.com, William Nana Beeko,  confirmed the raid and claimed it was carried
out after a publication was made about the National Security Minister Albert
Kan Dapaah and New Patriotic Party MP, Afenyo-Markin.

When asked where his colleagues were being kept, the editor said, “We don’t know where they are now”.

By Linda Tenya-Ayettey

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