**The People of the United States alleges that Defendants Eric Meiggs and Declan Harrington conspired to steal the identities and properties of at least 10 SIM swap victims. **
**They also allegedly threatened to kill at least one of the SIM swap victims and threatened family members of their direct SIM swap victims if they did not send bitcoin or if they did not turn over their Twitter handles. **
The defendants allegedly were able to steal at least $500,000.
01/4/2022 Update ELECTRONIC NOTICE OF RESCHEDULING as to Declan Harrington set for 4/6/2022 12:00 PM in Courtroom 22 (In person only) before Judge George A. OToole Jr.
12/22/2021 Update The parties shall file a detailed joint status report no later than seven(7) days before the status conference on the extent the parties believe that any further scheduling deadlines are necessary at that point of the parties shall propose a joint schedule.
**8/5/2021 Update ** ELECTRONIC ORDER to Eric Meiggs Sentenced set for 5/24/2022 02:00 PM in Courtroom 22 before Judge George A. OToole Jr.
3/10/2021 Update ELECTRONIC NOTICE OF HEARING as to Declan Harrington This hearing conducts by video conference. Hearing set for 3/25/2021 03:00 PM in Courtroom 22 before Judge George A. OToole Jr.
2/22/2021 Update ELECTRONIC NOTICE OF HEARING as to Declan Harrington This hearing conducts by video conference. Hearing set for 3/25/2021 03:00 PM in Courtroom 22 before Judge George A. OToole Jr.
11/30/2020 Update ELECTRONIC NOTICE OF HEARING to Eric Meiggs set on 12/16/2020 by Judge George A. O Toole Jr.
11/19/2020 Update ELECTRONIC NOTICE OF HEARING as for Declan Harrington set on 11/25/2019 by Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler.
11/18/19 Update Arrest Warrant Returned Executed on 11/14/2019 as to Eric Meiggs and Declan Harrington.
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.
This law makes defrauding, devising a scheme to defraud by means of wire, TV, signal unlawful.
Whoever, during, and in relation to any felony violation enumerated in subsection (c), knowingly transfers, possesses, or uses, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person. Anyone who helps or encourages an individual to knowingly transfer, possess, or use, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person.
confederate, and agree together and with each other to commit
Forfeiture of any property, real or personal, which constitutes or is derived from proceeds traceable to a violation of section 215 , 471 , 472 , 473 , 474 , 476 , 477 , 478 , 479 , 480 , 481 , 485 , 486 , 487 , 488 , 501 , 502 , 510 , 542 , 545 , 656 , 657 , 670 , 842 , 844 , 1005 , 1006 , 1007 , 1014 , 1028 , 1029 , 1030 , 1032 , or 1344 of this title or any offense constituting “specified unlawful activity” (as defined in section 1956(c)(7) of this title), or a conspiracy to commit such offense.
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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