Michael Terpin, a global blockchain advisor and the investor' fell victim to a SIM swap attack spearheaded by then 15-year-old where Mr. Terpin lost $25,000,000.
**12/24/2021 Update ** Redaction Request due 1/14/2022. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 1/24/2022. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 3/24/2022.
**12/20/2021 Update ** AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of Scheduling Order date 12/15/21 served on Ellis Pinsky on December 20. 2021.
12/15/2021 Update Before February 3, 2022- The parties must submit a confidential letter for a telephonic settlement conference to Magistrate Judge Andrew E. Krause. Settlement Conference set for 2/7/2022 at 02:15 PM before Magistrate Judge Andrew E. Krause.
12/14/2021 Update Letter of potential settlement conference from Cornelius P. McCarthy dated 12/14/21 to Judge Cathy Seibel.
12/13/2021 Update Ellis Pinsky stipulation:
12/10/2021 Update Ellis Pinsky filed a motion to withdraw to Noam Biale/Michael Tremonte Mark Cuccaro. Ellis Pinsky Filed Declaration re: MOTION for Noam Biale/Michael Tremonte/Mark Cuccaro to Withdraw as Attorney.
11/1/21 Update Defendant Ellis Pinsky answers Plaintiff Michael Terpin's Amended Complaint named Mr. Ellis Pinsky denies all allegations.
8/13/21 Update Bench Ruling set on August 30, 2021, at 10:45 AM via Teleconference.
11/6/20 Update Defendant Ellis Pinsky files a motion to dismiss because Defendants claims that Plaintiff's RICO claims are entirely conclusory and legally deficient.
On the same day, Plaintiff Michael Terpin files opposition to Defendant Ellis Pinsky's Motion to Dismiss by refuting every single argument that the defendant presented on their motion. 10/15/20 Update File an amended complaint confirmed.
Status Update as of 5/7/20 The complainant filed for Plaintiff.
In 1986, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. § 1030, was introduced to combat hacking, as an update to the first federal computer fraud statute. It has been updated many times over the years, most notably in 2008, to encompass a broad range of actions well beyond its original purpose. The CFAA forbids the intentional access to a device without permission or in excess of permission, but does not specify what "without authorisation" entails. It has been a weapon perfect for violence to usage against virtually any aspect of electronic operation with harsh punishment schemes and malleable clauses.
Section 1962(c) makes it unlawful for any person “employed by or associated with any enterprise” engaged in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce “to conduct or participate, directly or indirectly, in the conduct of such enterprise’s affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity or collection of unlawful debt.”12
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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