Last Saturday, November 2, 49 suspected cybercriminals were arrested in Senegal.
It was gathered that the suspects were allegedly planning a “massive” cyber attack.
The piracy was to target the operator, Orange Senegal, who had filed a complaint for “attempted intrusion into a computer system“.
It was the investigators from the gendarmerie’s research section who made the huge sweep.
Mobile phones and especially computers, about sixty of them, were seized by the police.
“It’s a very organized team that has been stopped” said a source close to the case.
Nigerians based in Senegal are said to be linked to piracy targeting Orange Côte d’Ivoire in June.
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