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Busting Bitcoin Bandits

July 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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.

Presented by:
Erin West, Prosecutor, Santa Clara Prosecutors Office
David Berry, District Attorney Investigator, Santa Clara Prosecutors Office


July 18, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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