Man accused in $9m net address theft

An American man has been accused of stealing net addresses worth more than $9m by US prosecutors

Amir Golestan of South Carolina is alleged to have tricked an organization that controls some net addresses into handing them over

In total Mr Golestan won control of more than 750,000 addresses

The addresses are valuable because the large pool of them used from the early days of the net is coming close to running dry

Credit bbc