Europol Arrests SIM Swappers in Spain, Austria and Romania

Europol Arrests SIM Swappers in Spain, Austria and Romania

Police across Europe have been ramping up operations against two new SIM swapping operations, resulting in the arrest of 26 individuals accused of stealing more than $3 million from unsuspecting victims. In ...
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SIM Swap Crypto Lawsuit Goes Forward in Los Angeles

Can AT&T be held liable for identity theft resulting from SIM swapping? In June 2017, Michael Terpin, a prominent cryptocurrency trader from Puerto Rico, turned on his cell phone and found it ...
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Teenager charged over $50 million SIM-swap cryptocurrency theft

Teenager charged over $50 million SIM-swap cryptocurrency theft

Samy Bensaci, an 18-year-old living in Montreal, Canada, has been charged in connection with the theft of over $50 million worth of cryptocurrency in a SIM-swapping scam. A SIM swap attack (also ...
Five Major US Wireless Carriers Are Vulnerable to SIM Swapping

Five Major US Wireless Carriers Are Vulnerable to SIM Swapping

Most wireless carriers in the United States are vulnerable to SIM swapping attacks and lack proper procedures to fend off hackers and other bad actors, Princeton researchers have found. SIM swapping became ...
U.S. Lawmakers Call on FCC to Step Up Fight on SIM Swapping

U.S. Lawmakers Call on FCC to Step Up Fight on SIM Swapping

U.S. members of Congress have called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to crack down on SIM swapping, a type of fraud blamed for more than $70 million in nationwide losses annually ...
Lawmakers Prod FCC to Act on SIM Swapping

Lawmakers Prod FCC to Act on SIM Swapping

Crooks have stolen tens of millions of dollars and other valuable commodities from thousands of consumers via "SIM swapping," a particularly invasive form of fraud that involves tricking a target's mobile carrier ...
Who Owns Your Wireless Service? Crooks Do.

Who Owns Your Wireless Service? Crooks Do.

Incessantly annoying and fraudulent robocalls. Corrupt wireless company employees taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to unlock and hijack mobile phone service. Wireless providers selling real-time customer location data, despite ...
The Unsexy Threat to Election Security

The Unsexy Threat to Election Security

Much has been written about the need to further secure our elections, from ensuring the integrity of voting machines to combating fake news. But according to a report quietly issued by a ...
Account Hijacking Forum OGusers Hacked

Account Hijacking Forum OGusers Hacked

Ogusers[.]com -- a forum popular among people involved in hijacking online accounts and conducting SIM swapping attacks to seize control over victims' phone numbers -- has itself been hacked, exposing the email ...

How SIM Card Hijacking Works

Last month a hacker who stole $5 million resulting from SIM Hijacking was sentenced to 10 years in jail. In the end, SIM Hijacking or SIM Swapping results in your phone number ...