AT&T Can't Shake Bitcoin Investor's Suit Over 'SIM Swaps'

Law360 (March 26, 2020, 4:00 PM EDT) -- A bitcoin investor's suit against AT&T over a series of cellphone hacks may move forward after a North Carolina federal judge found that the investor made plausible claims that the company bears responsibility for financial losses caused by the hacking and for a wave of other negative repercussions.

Jason Williams alleges that the AT&T identification chip embedded in his phone was rerouted by cyber criminals several times, allowing them access to his personal data and causing Williams to lose money and even face physical threats.

Williams is lobbing a host of allegations against AT&T for being victimized several times by "SIM...

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