A 21-year-old Timonium man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on more than a dozen charges of fraud and identity theft, according to the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland.
Jordan K. Milleson, of Timonium, and Kingston, Pennsylvania resident Kyell A. Bryan, 19, each face decades in prison for allegedly stealing digital currency by hacking cellphones and other electronic accounts and through “phishing” emails, a ploy that aims to steal personal or sensitive information from the recipient.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said that Milleson hacked into computer networks and electronic and financial accounts, and that Bryan participated in some of the takeovers.
According to the indictment, from Sept. 23, 2017, to Jan. 27, 2020, Milleson registered fake internet domains, sent phishing emails and took over cellphone numbers to steal digital currency and “valuable social media accounts.”
In late June last year, Milleson and Bryan conspired to take over individuals’ electronic accounts and steal digital currency for their own financial gain, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Among the 15 charges against Milleson and Bryan are unauthorized access to protect computers to commit fraud, intentional damage to protected computers, aggravated identity theft and wire fraud conspiracy.
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