RIT student charged in $2.5 million mobile phone hacking scheme

Will Cleveland reports:

A Rochester Institute of Technology student is among those charged by federal indictment in connection with a scheme to gain control of cryptocurrency wallets and accounts.

Reyad Gafar Abbas, 19, was one of six people charged in a 15-count indictment by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Michigan. Three other individuals were charged by criminal complaint.

Abbas is a third-year computer engineering student currently on leave this semester, the school confirmed.

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