SIM Swappers Sentenced to Prison for Hacking Accounts, Stealing Cryptocurrency


The two, Eric Meiggs, 24, of Brockton, and Declan Harrington, 22, of Beverly, employed SIM swapping, computer hacking, and other techniques as part of their nefarious activities, the US Department of Justice says.

According to documents presented in court, the two targeted executives of cryptocurrency companies and individuals who had large amounts of cryptocurrency or who owned high-value OG (Original Gangster) social media accounts.

Meiggs and Harrington conspired to take over OG accounts and steal their victim’s cryptocurrency and other assets of value.