US Prosecutors Charge Singaporean Miner Who Stole $5 Million Worth of AWS Computer Power

Ho Jun Jia, a Singaporean citizen, has recently been indicted by American prosecutors. He is being accused of using stolen IDs to use Amazon Web Services’ cloud products to mine cryptos illegally. He is currently being charged with eight counts of wire fraud, four for fraud to access a device and two of aggravated ID theft.

Unfortunately, impersonation crimes are getting more common now that people are using their identities online more often. This was one of these cases. In order to pull off his crime, Ho Jun Jia impersonated a game developer called Matthew Ho and stole his identity.

After that, he used social engineering to take his account, get admin privileges over it and then mine the tokens illegally using the cloud services.

According to the prosecutors, the Singaporean criminal mined Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC) and Ethereum (ETH). The indictment affirms that the man stole around $5 million USD worth of mining power. At some point, he even became the largest customer of Amazon’s service.

The scheme was only active for a few months, but Ho consumed a lot of unpaid cloud computing services. Some of his bills were even paid by the victim before the scam was discovered. The criminal also stole two more identities, one from a Texas citizen and another from an Indian businessman. He also used them to steal computing energy from AWS and Google Cloud.

He was arrested a few weeks ago and will be prosecuted now. If he is deemed guilty, there is a chance that he may be extradited back to Singapore.

Get Free Email Updates!

*Action* Enter Best Email to Get Trending Crypto News & Bitcoin Market Updates

I will never give away, trade or sell your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Silvia A
Silvia A
Though relatively new to the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, Silvia has a strong interest in the field and a love of writing as well. She brings an interesting take to current happenings in the industry and enjoys introducing the latest developments to cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiasts alike. She’s excited to promote a vibrant and fresh discussion as the industry continues to develop and move forward.

[Alert] Use the author's self-conducted information at your own risk, do you own research, never invest more than you are willing to lose.

[Disclosure] The published news and content on BitcoinExchangeGuide should never be used or taken as financial investment advice. Understand trading cryptocurrencies is a very high-risk activity which can result in significant losses. Editorial Policy \\ Investment Disclaimer


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Live Bitcoin Price & Latest BTC Charts

Today's Latest Crypto News

Investors With Low Financial Literacy Are Twice As Likely to Own Crypto vs Market Gurus: Bank of Canada Report

A new study released by the Bank of Canada has revealed that folks with lower financial literacy are more likely to own Bitcoin than...

Love it or Hate it, UNI Token Stands to Benefit from Uniswap’s Evolution

After releasing the UNI token as part of Uniswap V3, the first update for Uniswap V3 has been made on Github. It might say...

Israeli Draft Bill Proposes Bitcoin be Defined as Currency to Cut Down the Hefty Capital Gain Tax

Four members of the Knesset, Israel’s legislative body, from the Yisrael Beiteinu faction, the secular nationalist political party, have submitted a private member’s bill...

TRON Partners With BitGo To Mint New Wrapped Bitcoin And Ethereum Tokens On Its Blockchain

TRON launches wrapped Bitcoin and Ethereum on its blockchain. The blockchain aims at taking over the raging DeFi market. Tron announced a partnership with...

More Urgent than Ever – Ethereum Layer 2 Solution Goes in its First Phase of Testnet Launch

Ethereum layer 2 solution Optimism is welcoming the first phase of the Optimistic Ethereum Testnet. This development has become a necessity of the market thanks...

BitcoinExchangeGuide is a hyper-active daily crypto news portal with care in cultivating the cryptocurrency culture with community contributors who help rewrite the bold future of blockchain finance. Subscribe on Google News, see the mission, authors, editorial links policy, investment disclaimer, privacy policy. Got News? Contact us, we are human too. Note: nothing here is financial advice, do your own research thoroughly.

Start Using Crypto Today