Tech Savvy Student Steals $7.5 Million in Cryptocurrency

Joel Ortiz, a skilled SIM Swapper was caught and arrested back in May 2018. On April 22nd 2019, the District Attorney’s Office of Santa Clara County made their formal announcement about his sentence – 10 years in prison.

Ortiz was a 21-year-old Boston High School valedictorian and was very prolific at stealing cryptocurrency from SIM cards. The announcement states that he had hacked the crypto wallets (worth over $7.5 million) located on mobile phones of over 40 victims.

According to the announcement, it only took Ortiz just a few minutes to steal more than $5.2 million in crypto from one Cupertino cryptocurrency entrepreneur. He performed this theft back in May of 2018.

Here's how he stole cryptocurrency ...

He must be a really clever guy

@Lana-Flame If he had any sense, he wouldn't get caught

@VladEx said in Tech Savvy Student Steals $7.5 Million in Cryptocurrency:

@Lana-Flame If he had any sense, he wouldn't get caught

It always happens. You can't foresee everything and will finally stumble somewhere.

OMG .. haha why cant this generation use their talent and skills in something productivity rather than this

@neeraj said in Tech Savvy Student Steals $7.5 Million in Cryptocurrency:

OMG .. haha why cant this generation use their talent and skills in something productivity rather than this

rather than what?

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