On January 7 2018, AT&T gave hackers control of Michael Terpin’s mobile service. Because of that, the hackers were able to steal $24M from Terpin. On December 28, 2018, Terpin filed a civil lawsuit against 21-year old Nicholas Truglia, claiming Truglia was the one of the hackers that stole the money.
In this lawsuit, Terpin claims that Truglia confessed to his friends that he committed the theft of Terpin, and boasted to his friends on the day of the theft, “I’m a millionaire. I’m not kidding. I have 100 Bitcoin” and “today my life changed forever” and offered to hire “porn star escorts” for him and his friends and take them to the Super Bowl.
Terpin is suing Truglia for the $24M plus interest and, pursuant to 18 U.S. Code § 1964 (Civil remedies), Terpin claims rights to recover threefold damages from Truglia, for a total of $72M.
Read the TERPIN v TRUGLIA civil lawsuit below.