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Young hacker gets 10 years jail sentence for SIM Swapping attacks

February 4, 2019

A 20-year-old college student that has stolen more than $5 million worth of cryptocurrency through SIM swapping attacks gets a 10 years jail sentence.

Joel Ortiz, a young hacker (20) who stole more than $5 million worth of cryptocurrency by hijacking victims’ phone numbers has pleaded guilty for “SIM swapping” attacks.

The college student accepted a sentence of 10 years in prison for SIM hijacking attacks against at least 40 victims.

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