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California resident lost $ 27,000 in bitcoin due to SIM substitution

Attackers stole about $ 27,000 in bitcoin from a 48-year-old California resident through SIM swapping, Fox KTVU reports.

According to the man, he received a message from the mobile operator T-Mobile about the freezing of the account after unsuccessful attempts to change the password. The information was confirmed by the indicated phone number.

The American received a new password for an email linked to the Ledger cryptocurrency wallet. Later, he received a call, allegedly from the developer company, and reported that the store was hacked.

The caller asked for a password and account identification numbers. A resident of California transmitted the data and after checking the wallet discovered the loss of bitcoins.

Recall that in November 2020, a Dublin resident was sentenced to prison for stealing more than $ 2 million in cryptocurrency.

Earlier, SIM swaps stole 100,000 BCH and 1,550 BTC worth about $ 45 million from a bitcoin whale.

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Fidenge Pecold

My profession is a journalist, but my hobby for 8 years has been studying Forex investing and trading. During this time, I managed to gain extensive experience in investing and trading cryptocurrencies and double my capital in the Forex market. To be the author of this magazine, the site owners invited me to participate in one of the 2020 trading webinars, and I will try to reveal the most relevant crypto market news for you.

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