Hello, my name is

Brian Oakes, and I was Undermined.

My Message

In the wake of a SIM swap attack that resulted in the loss of millions in cryptocurrency, the impact on my mental health sent me through an interesting journey. The breach not only stripped away my financial security but also eroded my sense of trust and stability. Coping with the aftermath of such a profound violation has taken a significant toll, leaving me grappling with feelings of vulnerability, anxiety, and betrayal. Rebuilding not just my finances, but also my sense of self and security, is an arduous journey marred by the haunting specter of this cybercrime. This is the story of how I was Undermined.

I was blown away by how you made it through this incredible journey. Thank you for putting your technical expertise, and emotions into a readable format for others to digest.


Cryptocurrency and Blockchains started as an interesting hobby, turned into a passion, then into an obsession. It went from what I can do for me, to what I can do for others. To have that taken away was ultimately devastating. How would you handle it?


As a network engineer and debugger, one occupies a crucial role at the intersection of technology and problem-solving. Armed with technical expertise and analytical skills, network engineers and debuggers are the unsung heroes who ensure the seamless operation of digital networks, empowering businesses and individuals to stay connected in an ever-evolving digital landscape.


True leaders in this space possess a deep understanding of blockchain technology and its potential, guiding their teams with innovation and foresight. They navigate through regulatory challenges, market volatility, and technological advancements with resilience and strategic insight, inspiring confidence and driving progress. As pioneers in a rapidly evolving industry, cryptocurrency leaders embody the spirit of innovation, shaping the future of finance with bold ideas and steadfast determination.


Brian’s story of coping and adapting through this ordeal and transforming to make it out the other side is the point of the story. With passion, and support there is hope. In the fast-paced world of cryptocurrency, mental health is an often overlooked but critical aspect of well-being. Moreover, the pressure to navigate complex technologies and the constant fear of security breaches can exacerbate mental strain.

Undermined – Coming soon.