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Six Members of Transnational Hacking Group, “The Community,” Indicted for Crimes Related to SIM-Swap Hacks

Six members of a transnational hacking group known as “The Community” have been indicted in the Eastern District of Michigan and charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in relation to SWIM-swap hacks they allegedly conducted to steal cryptocurrencies by… Read More

REACT: Five SIM-Swap Crypto Hackers Arrested in US in 2018, Dozens at Large

A sergeant from the Silicon Valley-based Regional Enforcement Allied Computer Team (REACT) says 5 hackers, aged 18-26, who collectively stole $50 million USD in cryptocurrencies by taking over victims phones were arrested in 2018, The New York Post reports. Two of the more infamous alleged… Read More

Another Accused SIM-Swap Cryptocurrency Hacker Indicted

20-year-old Dawson Bakies of Ohio has been charged with multiple counts of felony Identity Theft, Grand Larceny, Computer Tampering, Scheme to Defraud and other related felony and misdemeanor counts relating to alleged SIM-swap hacks on more than 50 victims across the US. The indictment of Bakies for… Read More

First Convicted SIM-Swap Hacker Agrees to 10-Year Sentence

Joel Ortiz, a 20-year-old California college student, has accepted a plea deal and has agreed to a sentence of 10 years for stealing $5 million in cryptocurrencies from victims he robbed via SIM-swap hack, Motherboard reports. Ortiz will be sentenced on March 14, and it… Read More

North Korean Hackers Now Targeting Individuals’ Crypto Holdings

“One of the most formidable hacking armies in the world,” is now believed to be targeting the crypto holdings of individuals, particularly wealthy ones, The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reports. North Korean hackers have been identified by Group IB and others as the likely culprits behind… Read More

Silicon Valley REACT Cybercrime Task Force Busts Manhattan Cryptocurrency Thief

Police in Manhattan have arrested and charged Nicholas Truglia, 21, with 21 counts of felony crimes related to hacks he allegedly conducted against 6 individuals, including a $1 million USD theft of cryptocurrencies from Silicon Valley executive Robert Ross. According to the New York Post,… Read More

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