A Norwich student hacked accounts to shop online. Ayomidimeji Oladogba, 21, a former University of East Anglia (UEA) student, boasted about his hacking stunts amongst his others and used the details collected to buy goods online
The police have managed to recover a laptop that belongs to him. It contained a step-by-step guide on how to obtain goods from Amazon using other personal details, it is titled ‘Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking’.
Other documents recovered from the laptop included documents detailing phishing, fraudulent ways to collect sensitive information or data by disguising to be trustworthy in electronic communication.
The police also managed to recover a number of usernames, passwords, and details of dozens of victims, Oladogba had hacked online and sold access credentials of the victims online.
Suspicions were raised after he collected a Nintendo Switch worth £199.99 from the Argos branch at Sainsbury’s in Norwich in November 2019 after which he was arrested.
The victim notified Argos about the fraudulent purchase after she noticed it on her eBay account via PayPal ahead of the collection and the police were alerted.
Oladogba was arrested, his student address was searched, mobile phone and laptop were seized. Also, a Playstation 4 and a CEX receipt were found which related to him selling a computer game.
He claims to have bought the games via a website used by cybercriminals, he described it as a chat forum.
He was arrested in February last year on suspicion of additional offenses. He was found guilty of false representation and possessing articles for use in fraud.
This month when he appeared at Norwich Crown Court earlier this month, he was sentenced to 12 months of custody, suspended for 18 months.