Alleged Twitter hacker charged with theft of $784K in crypto via SIM swaps

Lawrence Abrams reports that in an unsealed indictment in the Southern District of New York, the Department of Justice claimed that

Joseph O’Connor, a/k/a “PlugwalkJoe,” and co-conspirators used SIM swaps to gain access to accounts for a Manhattan-based cryptocurrency company.

Using this access, the alleged hackers stole $784,000 Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum, and Bitcoin from wallets managed by the company on behalf of clients.

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