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Software Engineer Hacks Into Safaricom System & Increases Fuliza Limits of His Friends to Sh 100K

A man has landed in trouble after he allegedly hacked Safaricom's systems and increased his friends' Fuliza limits, and used that as an opportunity to take a loan of over Sh1 million.

The former Safaricom employee, Dennis Mutethia Muga, who was a software engineer in the department of financial services system planning was arraigned in court over the theft of Sh1.4 million.

According to Citizen Digital, after he had parted ways with Safaricom, Mugo managed to hack into Safaricom's systems and went ahead and tampered with Fuliza system

He is said to have increased loan limits to at least 14 lines belonging to his friends.

The publication revealed that the court heard that between October 24th and 31st 2021, Muga illegally adjusted Fuliza limits of 14 lines enabling them to acquire abnormal limits ranging between Ksh. 50,000 and Ksh. 100,000.

He then went ahead and borrowed loans using the affected lines, loans that amounted to Sh1.4 million.

The suspect pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on a Ksh.1 million bond or Ksh. 500,000 cash bail.

The case will be heard again in December 2021

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Citizen Digital Dennis Mutethia Muga Fuliza Ksh Safaricom


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