Crypto Miner Steals $5M Worth of Computing Power Using Identity of Riot Games Founder
Joeri Cant's original article for cointelegraph.com reduced by 43%
The millionaire game developer, Marc Merril, was a victim of the Singaporean man who stole identities to utilize Amazon Web Services' and Google cloud computing power for crypto mining. In a recently unsealed court filing on Nov. 7, Forbes discovered that Marc Merrill, the co-founder of Riot Games, was the previously anonymous victim of Singaporian national Matthew Ho's identity theft scheme.
Riot Games is most famous as the developer behind the massively successful League of Legends. Ho allegedly used Merrill's American Express credit card information to buy cloud computing power from Amazon, and Google, amongst others. Ho managed to trick Amazon into believing he was the president of Riot Games.
Ho even created a fake Californian driving license that carried the Riot Games co-chairman's name. Cointelegraph contacted Riot Games regarding these latest developments but had yet to receive a response as of press time.
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