[ISN] Nigeria: Fraudsters Hack NNPC GMD’s Email, Advertise Bogus Contract

http://allafrica.com/stories/201405090302.html Premium Times 8 MAY 2014 The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has cautioned contractors and other stakeholders in the oil and gas industry against falling victims of phantom contract proposals by some fraudsters. This is contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Ohi Alegbe. The statement said that some hackers and internet scam artists broke into the personal email account of the NNPC GMD on Wednesday. The statement said the hackers had been using the account to send all manners of scam letters and phantom contract deals to some highly placed contacts within and outside the oil and gas industry. It said few days earlier, some online news sites were intermittently flashing a strange icon which had the photograph of the NNPC GMD. […]