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February 23-24, 2019

# SIM Swapping News

February 6, 2019 by at News
The United States Department of Justice has detailed the indictment of Ahmad Wagaafe Hared and Matthew Gene Ditman on the grounds of identity theft and conspiring to commit computer fraud and abuse, according to public documents published on February 4, 2019. SIM-Swap Scheme Reportedly, Ahmad Wagaafe Hared, a 21-year-old Tucson...
February 4, 2019 by at Bitcoin, Crime, News
New York law enforcement is cracking down on SIM swapping as a Manhattan District Attorney hands out an indictment to a 20-year old, this according to an official press release, Feb 1, 2019. Swapping Struggles Many who use cryptocurrency are familiar with the term ‘SIM Swapping’ and know to be...
January 9, 2019 by at Bitcoin, Development, News, wallet
On January 7, 2019, Samourai Wallet posted that they were being forced to omit three key features from their privacy-centric bitcoin wallet. According to reports, Google Play asked the three-year-old firm to remove Stealth Mode, SIM Switch Defense, and Remote SMS Commands before uploading Samourai’s 0.99.04 update to the platform....
California investigators have arrested Joel Ortiz, a 20-year old college student who is a key suspect in the phone jacking and SIM swapping operation that saw more than 40 bitcoin and other cryptocurrency holders lose their cryptoassets. Victims included attendees present at the Consensus blockchain conference. Where's the Bitcoin? Per...
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