**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 was held **5/17/19 **Restitution hearings commenced **4/19/19 **Probation and sentencing was 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 was held
Status Update as of 8/9/2018 Hearing pleas have commenced
Status Update as of 7/19/2018 Arraignment was 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.
Mr. Shapiro claims AT&T employees took bribes from hackers and gave them control of his mobile account 4 times over the course of one year. Mr. Shapiro also claims that the hackers then used their control over his mobile account to take control of his personal and digital finance accounts and steal more than $1.9 million from him.
Mr. Terpin claims that AT&T allowed an illegal sim swap to occur after an imposter posing as Mr. Terpin obtained Mr. Terpin’s telephone number from an insider cooperating with the hacker without the AT&T store employee requiring him to present valid identification or to give Mr. Terpin’s required password.
Mr. Williams claims that AT&T employees gave hackers control over his mobile account and phone number through an unauthorized SIM swap, and because of that, the hackers were able to take control of his personal and financial accounts, steal his cryptocurrency, and destroy his business, all resulting in the loss of Mr. Williams’ $2 million investment.
Mr. James Chen claims that AT&T employees gave unauthorized access to hackers in a sim swap which allowed the hackers to steal $764,168.00 from his bank accounts. The hackers then created a new cryptocurrency account, purchased cryptocurrency using the stolen money for themselves.
Ms. McCants claims that AT&T agents were paid to override security measures on her mobile account and allowed an unauthorized user to access her confidential account information. The information accessed then lead to Ms. McCants attack.
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