Attackers have stolen around $27,000 in bitcoin from a 48-year-old California resident through a SIM card swap, Fox KTVU reports.
According to the man, he received a message from mobile operator T-Mobile to freeze his account after unsuccessful attempts to change his password. A listed phone number confirmed the information.
The American received a new password to an email linked to his Ledger cryptocurrency wallet. Later, he received a call, allegedly from the developer company, informing him that the vault had been compromised.
The caller asked for a password and account identification numbers. The California resident handed over the data and after checking the wallet, he discovered the bitcoins were missing.
Recall that in November 2020, a Dublin resident was sentenced to a prison term for stealing more than $2 million in cryptocurrency.
SIM-swappers had previously stolen 100,000 VSN and 1,550 VTS worth around $45m from a bitcoin kitty.