Stolen UK, US Banks’ Credit Card Among Evidence Allegedly Found In Naira Marley’s Laptop

At the resumed trial of Naira Marley over an alleged credit card
fraud at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos today October 23, the
Economic and Financial Crimes tendered evidence they found in Naira
Marley’s laptop after his arrest which includes stolen credit card
information issued by European, American and Latin American banks. 

The credit card information reportedly belonged to four persons in
the United Kingdom (UK) including one Nicole Louise. EFCC’s forensics
expert, Mr Nuru Buhari who testified in court said the top five most
visited sites on the laptop dealt on buying and selling of stolen credit
card information. He also revealed that a file named select BIN 101.txt
and .txt. had stolen credit card information with special status that
allows transaction up-to $12,000 without a pin or physical card. 


“During analysis, the cache file and history file revealed that the
most frequently visited sites by the user of the computer includes,,, AMD”

“Analysis of the websites revealed that web 1 is where stolen card
information is sold to intending fraudsters, web 2 is for stolen credit
cards specifically for the UK, web 3 is an online website designed for
UK card holders to check their balance wherever they are around the
world, web 4 is a dark web meaning an underground tunnel in the internet
where stolen credit card information are sold and traded, web 5 is an
online shopping mall where members are given discounts for shopping from
certain shops.

“For the note file, two major files were discovered named .txt which
contained about four credit card information belonging to four different
personalities in the UK including one Nicole Louise. 

“The second file is named selected BIN101.txt containing Bank
Identification Number of European, American and Latin American banks.

“When we ran the BIN code search for the first six digits of the
cards, it revealed they are Visa cards issued by Barclay’s bank,
Sandander UK plc” he said. 

Buhari further disclosed that his team was able to identify “certain
banks in the US, Europe and Asia with certain peculiarities, these are
banks that they issue credit cards without pins based on the high level
of trust, they allow a transaction of up to $12,000 in a swipe on pos.

“Cards issued by those banks are card not required. All you need to
execute a transaction is the card number and the CVV number. ”

Buhari also told Justice Oweibo that suspicious apps that are mostly
used by people with shady deals on the internet were found in the

He said: “We analysed installed apps on the laptop and we found two
apps that enables the owner of the computer to decide the server of a
bank as to his identity and location, IP VANISH and TOR browser.

“The TOR browser is sometimes called the onion. Most of the criminals
cover their tracks with various layers just like an onion using this
app to make it near impossible for a tracker to track their location.

“The IP VANISH is a virtual private network (VPN) which provides that
the actual computer and location of usage cannot be identified. It also
gives the user the ability to change their location.”

The Nation reported that the court also heard how Naira Marley’s
iCloud account is connected to administrator account on the laptop. 

Justice Nicholas Oweibo adjourned the case till Friday October 25 for
cross examination of EFCC’s witness, as Naira Marley’s counsel Olalekan
Ojo requested for a survey of the Apple Mac book Pro laptop, an iPhone
allegedly confiscated from the defendant and the forensic laboratory
report prepared by Mr Buhari.

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