Matthew Ditman and Ahmed Hared worked together used social engineering for sim swap fraud, accessed his victims online accounts to steal money and threatened them to compromise their account if they do not give more money.
6/21/21 Update Defendant Matthew Ditman was allowed to leave the Northern District of Nevada to visit his parents from August 3, 2021 to August 11, 2021.
2/6/19 Update Defendant Matthew Ditman was released from custody on a personal recognizance bond. As a condition of release, he was ordered not to travel outside of the Northern District of California and District of Nevada (where he resides).
2/4/19 Update Parties made their first appearance before the District Judge. A large volume of discovery has been produced by the government and is being reviewed.
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. 1030, is a cybersecurity law that outlaws conduct that victimizes computer systems. It protects federal computers, bank computers, and computers connected to the Internet. It shields them from trespassing, threats, damage, espionage, and from being corruptly used as instruments of fraud.
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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