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California Man Convicted for Stealing Millions From DoD via Phishing Scheme

May 3, 2022

The man, Sercan Oyuntur, 40, of Northridge, California, was convicted on six counts, including conspiracy to commit wire, mail and bank fraud, the use of an unauthorized access device to commit fraud, and aggravated identity theft.

Documents presented in court show that, from June to September 2018, Oyuntur and conspirators abroad targeted various DoD vendors to trick them into accessing phishing pages.

The emails masqueraded as legitimate communications from the US government and directed the targeted individuals to webpages resembling the official website of the General Services Administration (GSA), where they were prompted to supply their login credentials.

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