US court sentenced two Canadian citizens to 24 months in prison for organizing a Twitter scam.
Twitter hacker sentenced as youth offender after plea deal
According to the FBI’s allegations, in 2017, Canadians created a fake HitBTC tech support account on social media. Posing as employees of the company, they fraudulently forced an Oregon resident to transfer to a crypto wallet one of the scammers 23.2 BTC.
In the course of the correspondence, the attackers led the victim to transfer them data, with the help of which it was possible to gain access to the account on the exchange and the e-mail to which he was linked. A couple of days after the theft, the scammers divided the loot and exchanged her on Fiat to live a luxurious lifestyle, including buying expensive cars and playing casinos.
The criminals pleaded guilty and were sentenced to two years in prison. They also agreed to pay compensation in the amount of $ 184.5 thousand for the court hearings on the motion to start the case..
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text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: Depositphotos
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