Nigerian Ramon Olorunwa Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi, is now in another trouble as the US government through the FBI linked him to North Korean hackers.
The hackers are said to be the biggest bank robbers in the world. This was disclosed by the Justice Department in a detailed statement released Friday, February 20.
According to Forbes the Justice Department connected Abbas to the North Korean hackers through Alaumary, who they allege “conspired” with “Ray Hushpuppi,” to “launder funds from a North Korean-perpetrated cyber-enabled heist from a Maltese bank in February 2019.”
Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers of the Justice Department’s National Security Division added:
“As laid out in today’s indictment, North Korea’s operatives, using keyboards rather than guns, stealing digital wallets of cryptocurrency instead of sacks of cash, are the world’s leading bank robbers.”
The Nigerian man was linked to the North Korean conspiracy this week when federal prosecutors unsealed a charge against Ghaleb Alaumary, 37, of Ontario, Canada, BBC added.