Hushpuppi Said To Have Helped North Korean Hackers In $1.3B Money Laundering Conspiracy

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

22 Feb 2021

Nigerian Instagram star/ scammer Raymond Abbas or Hushpuppi as he is more commonly known is said to have helped North Korean hackers who conspired to launder $1.3 billion from international banks.

Mr Abbas played a supporting role in the cyber scam perpetrated by three computer programmers which saw them launder $13.4M stolen from a Maltese bank.

“North Korea’s operatives, using keyboards rather than guns, stealing digital wallets of cryptocurrency instead of sacks of cash, are the world’s leading bank robbers,” Assistant Attorney General John Demers of the Justice Department’s National Security Division said in a statement.

The Nigerian collaborated with Canadian, Ghaleb Alaumary, who US officials accused of organising teams to launder millions of dollars stolen by hacking ATM’s, in Pakistan India and the US.

This is just another case for Abbas who was extradited from Dubai to the U.S. last year charged with “laundering hundreds of millions of dollars from business email compromise (BEC) frauds and other scams, including schemes targeting a US law firm, a foreign bank and an English Premier League soccer club”.