Another Major AT&T SIM Swapping Heist Targeting Several Crypto Entrepreneurs

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A crypto entrepreneur has filed a lawsuit against giant telecommunications firm AT&T over an alleged SIM swapping hack which reportedly led to the loss of $1.7 million in digital currency, in an attack targeting three blockchain professionals who attended Consensus 2018 Seth Shapiro, a two-time Emmy Award-winner, author and professor at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts who’s currently head of strategy at VideoCoin, claims in court documents, submitted on October 17, in US District Court for the Central District of California, that AT&T employees intentionally gave hackers repeated access to his SIM card last year. After obtaining access to Shapiro’s SIM card, the bad actors were able to steal a large amount of cryptocurrency from his wallets, created on several different exchanges (KuCoin, Bittrex, Coinbase, Huobi, Cryptopia, Livecoin, HitBTC, Coss.io, Liqui, Bitfinex, and Evernote). Shapiro says more than $1.8 million in digital currency has been stolen…

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