Stealing someone’s cryptocurrency is bad enough, but being an aggressive dick about it? That’s justmean.
Two Massachusetts men stand accused of a years-long scheme to gain access to cellphones and email accounts in order to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cryptocurrency. And, according to the Department of Justice, along the way the men threatened their victims’ family members.
Real gems, these two. The accused Massholes, Eric Meiggs, 21, and Declan Harrington, 20, allegedly went after execs at unnamed cryptocurrency companies as well as people with “high value” social media accounts.
“When a social media handle is an especially short, common, or well-known word of phrase,” the indictment helpfully explains, “e.g. ‘@John,’ or ‘@awesome,’ the handle carries a particular cachet, because the ability to capture such a common word for individual use suggests that the user was an especially early adopter of that socia
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