A Dublin man involved in the theft of more than $2 million in cryptocurrency through SIM-swap attacks has been sentenced to almost three years in prison.
Conor Freeman, 21, was handed down a two-year and 11-month sentence in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Tuesday. He had pleaded guilty to several charges involving “guile and deception,” according to Judge Martin Nolan.
As reported by The Irish Times, Freeman was found guilty of engaging in the possession of proceeds of crime, theft and dishonestly operating a computer. He had 142.7 bitcoin in his possession when arrested, an amount worth $2,502,790 at time of writing.
Freeman had not operated alone in his criminal activity, despite being characterized by his legal counsel as “very much a loner” in his younger years. He had been part of a group of six men who hacked cryptocurrency accounts over a three day period in May, 2018.
The group identified three