A man made millions unlocking T-Mobile phones with stolen PW

A jury found former T-Mobile store owner Argishti Khudaverdyan used stolen identities. Using that information, he was able to “unlock hundreds of cell phones.” His actions, which took place from “August 2014 to June 2019,” were found guilty ( by PCMag).

This stated in a Justice Department press release and an indictment filed earlier this year. Khudaverdyan made about $25 million from the program. Which allows people to bypass cell phone blocks placed on lost or stolen cell phones.

He reportedly used several tactics over the years to obtain the T-Mobile employee credentials needed to unlock the phone.

lure including social engineering; even the service provider’s IT department to reset passwords of higher levels; giving him access.

The DOJ said he accessed the credentials of more than 50 employees and used them to unlock phones from “Sprint, AT&T and other carriers.”

According to the indictment, Khudaverdyan kept T-Mobile’s unlocking devices open to the Internet until 2017. Khudaverdyan got in through T-Mobile stores after the carrier moved them to its internal network.

He allegedly used stolen credentials to access the network via Wi-Fi. T-MOBILE isn’t the only one of its carriers breach by unlockers.

Khudaverdyan co-owned a T-Mobile

Khudaverdyan co-owned a T-Mobile store called Top Tier Solutions Inc in 2017, the DOJ said. Therefore, the service provider terminated the store’s contract due to suspicious behavior. (Another co-owner, Alen Gharehbagloo, has also pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and illegal access to computer systems.)

Over the years, the DOJ has accused Khudaverdyan of offering its unlocking services by email, Sold by various brokers and websites. It told users that they were an official T-Mobile unlock.

The indictment lists some of the purchases Khudaverdyan and Gharehbagloo made with the money they received from unlocking phones. The items they purchased included “a California estate, a $32,000 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch and a Land Rover.”

Gharehbagloo and Khudaverdyan also alleged to have rented a Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG and aFerrari 458. In addition, a Rolex Sky-Dweller also seized from one of the properties.

Khudaverdyan isn’t the only person in trouble with the law for unlocking devices.

Last time, a man named Muhammad Fahd was doomed to 12 times in captivity for unleashing about 2 million AT&T phones.

A man named Gary Bowser recently fined ($10 million) . For his part in a company that vended mods for the Nintendo Switch.

In some ways these types of crimes are sympathetic. I feel bad for companies that are losing out on revenue they could have earned by limiting customers to their devices.

Khudaverdyan’s unlocks were to “stop T-Mobile’s customers from using T-Mobile’s services”. I am not going to be worried because the DOJ says it’s going T- Mobile profit from client service contracts and device investiture plans.”

Yes, The fact that this kind of unlocking is illegal means that it’s difficult to perform the unlocking program without getting your hands dirty.

Scamming T-Mobile employees for their credentials doesn’t mean it’s great. It’s also possible to unlock phones for thieves who want to sell them on the black market.

But people like Khudaverdyan or Fahd will find it difficult to build profitable, shady businesses if service providers make it easier for customers to do it themselves.

Khudaverdyan faces at least two times in captivity for irritated identity theft. However, wire fraud, money laundering; He faces up to 165 years on charges related to unauthorized use of a computer. A sentencing hearing for Khudaverdyan Phan scheduled for October 17.

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