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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