A cybercrime investigation team from the Ontario Provincial Police has identified a hacker who stole the identity of a game development company and stole money.
The police identified the hacker as 30-year-old Alexander K. Ojoh, who was arrested Monday and charged with one count of fraud.
The RCMP has said it is investigating Ojok’s use of two online credit card companies, but the company has not released the names of the two companies.
Ojooh’s LinkedIn page lists his job as “Senior Marketing Consultant” with a salary of $125,000.
The Ojookee Valley resident’s LinkedIn profile describes him as a former software engineer for Ubisoft Montreal.
Ojejooh worked as a security consultant at a Canadian company called KPMG until last year, when he was fired.
He has not been charged in connection with the fraud.
“We believe that this was a criminal act and we are seeking the assistance of the courts to prosecute this criminal act in the strongest possible way,” said Det.-Sgt. Steve McInnis with the Ontario Police Cybercrime Unit.
“This is not a matter that has been previously reported to us and we would like to thank our community for their assistance.”
Ojoe’s LinkedIn post from July, in which he wrote, “This afternoon I learned that I am being sued by a disgruntled employee of my company, and I am going to sue Ubisoft for breach of contract, malicious interference, breach of confidence and malicious mischief,” says he was not aware of the charges.
The information in the post suggests that Ojogo has been working for the company for years, and had been a part of Ubisoft Montreal’s marketing team since 2011.
The post also includes a link to a video he posted last year in which the former Ubisoft employee explains how he used two credit card processors and two websites to steal money from the company.
The video showed Ojoha using two credit cards and a PayPal account to make a purchase for a PlayStation 3 game called The Crew, but he did not disclose that he had been using the PayPal account in his profile.
A screenshot from Ojoya’s video in which a video of him hacking a Ubisoft game is shown.
The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CBC News.
The Ontario Provincial police also launched an investigation after discovering that Ojeogo had been involved in two other thefts from Ubisoft Montreal in 2015.
That investigation led to charges being laid against Ojobo in December, and the company was ordered to pay $6,000 in fines.
The charges were later dropped in December.
OJoh’s website also shows that he works for the online company GameDev.com, a gaming site owned by Ubisoft Montreal, where he says he is a “super-producer” who is “working on all our video game projects.”
Ubisoft Montreal declined to comment when contacted by CBC News about the latest charges.
Police said Ojoyo’s LinkedIn posts are still available on his website, which also shows his previous employment.
He also has a profile photo with the Ubisoft logo.