U.S. Law Enforcement Operation to Disrupt Business Email Compromise Scheme Arrests Eight People

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Friday, June 29, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
7
Abstract: 

On June 25, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice announced, as part of Operation Keyboard Warrior, the arrests of eight individuals for their roles in a widespread, Africa-based cyber conspiracy that allegedly defrauded U.S. companies and citizens of approximately $15 million since at least 2012.  Operation Keyboard Warrior is an initiative coordinated by the United States and international law enforcement officials to disrupt online fraud perpetrated from Africa.