Friday, May 17, 2019

Fraudster Amir Golestan stole 750,000 IP addresses - Busts Self

A Charleston man was charged with fraud this week after investigators unraveled an elaborate scheme to take control of IP addresses. More than 750,000 were snagged. Amir Golestan, 36, was charged in federal court in a twenty-count indictment. Each count is punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment. Golestan appears to have gotten himself busted because he sued ARIN after it failed to transfer control of a block of his bogus addresses. Shortly after someone with a three digit IQ finally looked at the paperwork and called the FBI.