Hyderabad: Two African nationals, allegedly involved in an online fraud were arrested here today, police said. A press release from the cyber crime wing of police said the accused Prince Kanyinda from Congo and Marwan Abdul Kareem from Sudan had allegedly hacked e-mails and sent phishing mails seeking money.

Based on a complaint from one Chandra Sekhar, the duo was held. The complainant said his e-mail ID was hacked and mails were sent to his clients asking them to deposit money in banks. The victim said one of his clients had deposited Rs 50,000 in the hackers' bank account through a nationalised bank. Further, the hackers had created a dummy e-mail, he added. During investigation, the police seized many bank passbooks, ATM cards and mobilephones, among others, from the two Africans.

PTI