New Twists on Gift-Card Scams Flourish on Black Friday

Fake merchandise and crypto jacking are among the new ways cybercriminals will try to defraud people flocking online for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Black Friday cyber-pariahs have revamped gift-card…

Twitter hacker charged in sim swapping, cryptocurrency scheme

The 22-year-old British national Joseph James O’Connor, aka PlugwalkJoe, was one of the hackers behind 2020’s massive Twitter hack – PlugwalkJoe also stole Ethereum, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin from victims…

US Indicts Brit Over SIM Swap Crypto Theft

US Indicts Brit Over SIM Swap Crypto Theft A 22-year-old man from Britain has been indicted by the United States in connection with the 2019 theft of crypto-currency worth approximately $784,000. It…

US indicts UK resident 'PlugwalkJoe' for cryptocurrency theft

US prosecutors have indicted a UK national for allegedly conducting a SIM-swapping scheme resulting in the theft of cryptocurrency. On Wednesday, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) named Joseph O’Connor,…

Suspect in scheme to breach major Twitter accounts is now charged with hacking crypto executives

Written by AJ Vicens Nov 3, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Federal prosecutors on Wednesday unsealed an indictment against a 22-year-old British man accused of stealing $784,000 in cryptocurrency from a Manhattan-based…