NY Man Pleads Guilty in $20 Million SIM Swap Theft

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2021 17:52:03 +0000

A 24-year-old New York man who bragged about helping to steal more than $20 million worth of cryptocurrency from a technology executive has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Nicholas Truglia was part of a group alleged to have stolen more than $100 million from cryptocurrency investors using fraudulent “SIM swaps,” scams in which identity thieves hijack a target’s mobile phone number and use that to wrest control over the victim’s online identities.

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