In mid-October 2018, an unnamed hacker contacted Rogers pretending to be Felix Kimelman, a technology consultant who lives in the Toronto area. Though they failed Rogers’s voice-recognition test and gave wrong answers to the account’s security questions, Kimelman alleges in a lawsuit filed in an Ontario court, the hacker used Kimelman’s personal data to convince Rogers to reassign his phone number to a different SIM card. They then stole more than $200,000 worth of Bitcoin from an account Kimelman held with Coinsquare, a Toronto-based cryptocurrency exchange.
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