A teenager has been arrested in Canada after committing what law enforcement officials in Ontario have described as the largest crypto theft by a single person. The Canadian is accused of stealing tens of millions of dollars through a SIM swap targeting a crypto holder in the U.S.
Teen Arrested in Canada for Stealing Crypto Fortune From American
A young Canadian from Hamilton, Ontario province, has been accused of stealing cryptocurrency worth $46 million Canadian dollars (over $36 million). The digital money was allegedly misappropriated in a SIM swapping attack on a victim residing in the United States.
Local police believe this is the largest crypto theft committed by one man, the Toronto Star reported. In March 2020, Canadian law enforcement joined forces with the U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force and the FBI on the investigation which led to the arrest of the teenager, according to a statement by the Hamilton Police Service.
The press release revealed that police officials were able to identify the…