A 20-year-old American student was recently arrested who hacked the SIM cards of 40 cryptoinvestors and stole about $ 5 million in currency..
Joel Ortiz accessed private data at the New York Consensus conference by duplicating the SIM cards of those present. Further, he believes that to fix the victim’s phone number on a new card controlled by the hacker. After that, he got access to trading accounts. In most cases, two-factor authentication was not enough because it bypassed this protection too. One of the investors attending the conference thus lost $ 1.5 million in cryptocurrency..
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A college student was only recently arrested at the airport when he wanted to leave the country. 28 charges were brought against him, including hacking, theft of personal data and funds on a large scale. After the arrest, Joel Ortiz confessed to the crime. Investigators suggest he was also planning to hack the victims’ twitter and emails…
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The fraudster was caught only after he focused on one investor for several months. He not only hacked accounts, but also began to stalk the victim’s daughter. This allows the Californian cyber police to analyze its messages, link to specific Android devices and credential methods…
Fraudsters regularly improve their methods and invent new ways to cheat. The Central Bank has recorded an increase in the number of financial pyramids posing as cryptocurrency projects.
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