Nine Charged in SIM Hijacking Scheme

The United States has indicted nine individuals with online identity theft and related charges, the U.S. Department of Justice announced. 


Six of the individuals were charged with wire fraud in connection to the hacking group “The Community,” while three former employees of mobile phone providers were charged with wire fraud in relation to the conspiracy.


Charges were brought against Conor Freeman, 20, of Dublin, Ireland; Ricky Handschumacher, 25 of Pasco County, Florida; Colton Jurisic, 20 of, Dubuque, Iowa; Reyad Gafar Abbas, 19, of Rochester, New York; Garrett Endicott, 21, of Warrensburg, Missouri; Ryan Stevenson, 26, of West Haven, Connecticut; Jarratt White ..