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NBI nabs 4 persons allegedly behind unauthorized BDO transfers

Four persons involved in the reported fraudulent schemes targeting BDO Unibank Inc. last December were arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation.

According to John Consulta's report on "24 Oras" on Thursday, two Nigerian nationals were arrested in an operation in Pampanga.

Seized from the suspects were several pieces of evidence involving them in the hacking incident.

"Ang involvement nila is to synchronize 'yong movement ng members ng group. Ino-open nila ang account, sila ang nagpapa-falsify ng mga dokumento tapos 'yong mga downloaded amounts o downloaded cash, sila ang nagko-consolidate from different downloaders at sila rin ang nagbibigay ng payoff," NBI Cybercrime Division chief Vic Lorenzo said.

In a separate operation, another suspect who was in charge of downloading the money from the system was nabbed in Pasig City.

Meanwhile, the fourth suspect, who created a computer program for the hacking, was arrested in Manila.

"Pinapasok ko po 'yong website and then naglalagay ako ng backdoor and then ilalagay ko ng isang extracting tool na para sa database para i-extract mga information ng mga tao," Clay Revillosa said.

The NBI said it is currently consolidating all pieces of evidence before filing a case against the individuals.

"Tinututukan na namin ngayon ang iba pang miyembro ng grupo para mapanagot din sila sa kanilang krimen," NBI director Eric Distor said.

GMA News has reached out to BDO but it has yet to comment on the matter.—Ma. Angelica Garcia/LDF, GMA News