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Hacker Gets 10 Years in First SIM-Swapping Sentencing in the U.S.

n nn nn According to a recent report, Joel Ortiz, the 20-year-old student from Boston who was indicted by prosecutors in Santa Clara, California, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in what is believed to be the very first SIM swapping conviction in the United States.Ortiz was charged last year on 28 counts involving various computer-related violations and ...

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Crypto-Stealing SIM Swapper Pleads Guilty, Gets 10 Years in Prison

Joel Ortiz, a college student who allegedly stole cryptocurrency worth over $ 5 million, has pleaded guilty and accepted a 10-year prison sentence. Ortiz was arrested last year and accused of hijacking the phone numbers of around 40 people. He is now the first person to be sentenced for the crime, commonly known as SIM swapping. Also read: Plaintiff in ...

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Joshua Tree National Park could take 300 years to recover from government shutdown damage

Former Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent Curt Sauer lamented the damage caused to the park from illegal campfires, camping and vehicle travel.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Iceland: Figurehead in Bitcoin Miner Heist Jailed for More Than Four Years

Multi-year jail for some of the seven suspects who stole Bitcoin miners in Iceland Cointelegraph.com News

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Mastermind Who Planned Iceland’s Biggest Bitcoin Heist Jailed for 4.5 Years

Last year, Sindri Stefansson was arrested for his part in what has been described as the biggest heist Iceland has seen – over $ 2 million worth of Bitcoin mining equipment stolen in an operation that left police baffled. He has now been jailed for four and a half years along with his team of thieves.  Also read: Iceland’s ‘Big Bitcoin ...

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Twenty legal battles that stand out across Ars’ 20 years of covering them

Enlarge / The US Supreme Court is shown on the day of the investiture ceremony for new Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh on November 8, 2018 in Washington, DC. (credit: Mark Wilson / Getty Images) The legal system is often a confounding place, where disputes are adjudicated—it’s a world full of jargon that we journalists try to explain as ...

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Where will NASA go in 20 years? It may depend on private space and China

Enlarge / NASA’s human spaceflight program has been in low-Earth orbit since 1972. Will we go beyond in the next 20 years? (credit: NASA) Anniversaries offer a moment for reflection, so when Ars Technica reached the start of its 20th anniversary recently, I inevitably paused to consider the state of US human spaceflight in 1998. In 1998, NASA launched the ...

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Bitcoiner 2029 Another Ten Years On

n nn nn The following is an imaginative, fictitious account of what the world could look like in 2029 and how Bitcoin might evolve to revolutionize economic, monetary and free-market systems. Unfortunately, time machines havent been invented in this speculative future so we couldnt verify the accuracy of the narrator&x27s experience please take the following story with a healthy grain ...

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