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Busting Bitcoin Bandits
July 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmFree
This webinar is intended for LAW ENFORCEMENT personnel: those who are directly attached to or work in support of a law enforcement agency. Please register using your agency-issued email.
An underground movement of hackers is taking over victim telephones and draining their financial accounts! In the past 12 months, a California high tech task force named REACT has identified more than 800 victims and nearly $50 million in losses of cash and cryptocurrency. Please join Santa Clara County Prosecutor Erin West and DA Investigator David Berry as they explain this phenomenon known as “sim-swapping” and detail how the hackers are able to access phones, hijack social media, and ultimately steal millions of dollars. We will take a look at this new class of criminals and identify ways to protect ourselves against this growing crime wave.
Erin West, Prosecutor, Santa Clara Prosecutors Office
David Berry, District Attorney Investigator, Santa Clara Prosecutors Office