At the continuation of the case tendered against Naira Marley by the the Economic and Financial Crimes over an alleged credit card fraud at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos today October 23. Items found in Naira Marley’s laptop after his arrest includes stolen credit card information issued by European, American and Latin American banks.
EFCC’s forensics expert, Mr Nuru Buhari testified in court today stating that the top five most visited sites on the laptop are connected to buying and selling of stolen credit card information.
Also, Mr Buhari revealed that a file named select BIN 101.txt and .txt. had stolen credit card information with special status that allows transaction up-to $12,000 without a pin or physical card. The credit card information reportedly belonged to four persons in UK including one Nicole Louise.
“During analysis, the cache file and history file revealed that the most frequently visited sites by the user of the computer includes arder007.org, Zuni.sa, nationwidecheckbalance.co.uk, ferunshop.net AMD cocoa.co.uk.”
“Analysis of the websites revealed that web 1 is where stolen card information is sold to intending fraudsters, web 2 is for stolen credit cards specifically for the UK, web 3 is an online website designed for UK card holders to check their balance wherever they are around the world, web 4 is a dark web meaning an underground tunnel in the internet where stolen credit card information are sold and traded, web 5 is an online shopping mall where members are given discounts for shopping from certain shops.
“For the note file, two major files were discovered named .txt which contained about four credit card information belonging to four different personalities in the UK including one Nicole Louise.
“The second file is named selected BIN101.txt containing Bank Identification Number of European, American and Latin American banks.
“When we ran the BIN code search for the first six digits of the cards, it revealed they are Visa cards issued by Barclay’s bank, Sandander UK plc”
“Cards issued by those banks are card not required. All you need to execute a transaction is the card number and the CVV number. ” He said.
According to Buhari, they analysed installed apps on the laptop and they found two apps that allows the owner of the computer to decide the server of a bank as to his identity and location, IP VANISH and TOR browser.
“The TOR browser is sometimes called the onion. Most of the criminals cover their tracks with various layers just like an onion using this app to make it near impossible for a tracker to track their location.
“The IP VANISH is a virtual private network (VPN) which provides that the actual computer and location of usage cannot be identified. It also gives the user the ability to change their location.” He said.
On the other hand, Naira Marley’s counsel Olalekan Ojo requested for a survey of the Apple Mac book Pro laptop and the iPhone confiscated from the defendant and the forensic laboratory report prepared by Mr Buhari. Therefore the case has been adjourned by Justice Nicholas Oweibo till Friday October 25 for cross examination.