Irish Man Gets 3 Years in Prison for Stealing $2.5M in Crypto Through SIM Hacks
The man was part of a criminal group that compromised crypto accounts with assistance from contacts at mobile operators.
The plaintiff lost 15 bitcoin after an interaction with a T-Mobile customer who had been victim of a SIM-swapping attack.
Joseph Chase Oaks allegedly used SIM-swap hacks to access victim's online accounts between August 2018 and October 2019.
Eric Meiggs focused his attacks on those he considered original gangsters of crypto social media.
The alleged international criminal network targeted online influencers, sports stars, musicians and their families in the U.S.
Stephen Defiore was allegedly paid to transfer cellphone accounts to ones owned by a co-conspirator.