**Joel Ortiz hacked not less than 14 sim swap victims and stole their identities, personal information, and money amounting to not less than $7 Million worth of cryptocurrency. **
Updates **1/29/20 **6th restitution hearing got held **5/17/19 **Restitution hearings commenced **4/19/19 **Probation and sentencing got held 4/9/19 Update: Watch: A Letter to Sim Swap Hacker Joel Ortiz - Sentenced to 10 Years Prison for $7M Crytpo Hack
Status Update as of 3/14/2019 Probation and sentencing hearing has commenced
Status Update as of 1/24/2019 Hearing: Plea got held
Status Update as of 8/9/2018 Hearing pleas have commenced
Status Update as of 7/19/2018 Arraignment got held
Under Penal Code 502 PC, unauthorized computer access is a crime in California when it involves accessing another person’s or company’s computer, data, software, or a computer network without permission. This includes altering, damaging, deleting, destroying, or otherwise using any of the data.
Penal Code 530.5 is the California statute that defines the crime of identity theft. This section makes it illegal to take someone’s personal identifying information and use it in any unlawful or fraudulent manner.
Michael Pierre claims that Coinbase was grossly negligent of its promise to protect and secure its customers' cryptocurrencies from cyberattacks. Mr. Pierre further claims that Coinbase dropped the ball on a series of anti-cyber attack/anti-hack precautions mandated by federal and state laws, rules, and regulations for cryptocurrency exchanges like Coinbase.
Mr. Etheridge claims that AT&T allowed hackers to fraudulently SIM swap his mobile number leads to hackers stealing 159.8 Ethereum tokens from him.
Mr. Kevin Frye claims that T-Mobile employees allowed hackers to steal his phone number through SIM swap. Mr. Frye lost $87,000 worth of BTC from his Coinbase account apart from the $1,536 was withdrawn from his Wells Fargo account.
The People of the United States alleges James O' Connor between March and May 2019. Defendant did participate in a scheme to use SIM swap to steal approximately $784,000 worth of Cryptocurrency from a Manhattan-based cryptocurrency company.
Plaintiff Boyd Egan used a fake driver's license to steal the identity of his victim and used it to request a SIM Swap in a mobile carrier's retail store. He also used the same fake driver's license to personally withdraw funds from his victims' banks with the help of SMS authentication using the victim's number that he fraudulently SIM swapped.
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