Why & Where You Should You Plant Your Flag

Why & Where You Should You Plant Your Flag

Several stories here have highlighted the importance of creating accounts online tied to your various identity, financial and communications services before identity thieves do it for you. This post examines some of ...
Porn Clip Disrupts Virtual Court Hearing for Alleged Twitter Hacker

Porn Clip Disrupts Virtual Court Hearing for Alleged Twitter Hacker

Perhaps fittingly, a Web-streamed court hearing for the 17-year-old alleged mastermind of the July 15 mass hack against Twitter was cut short this morning after mischief makers injected a pornographic video clip ...
Twitter Hacking for Profit and the LoLs

Twitter Hacking for Profit and the LoLs

The New York Times last week ran an interview with several young men who claimed to have had direct contact with those involved in last week's epic hack against Twitter. These individuals ...
Twitter is Dead to Me - What Really Happened This Week

Twitter is Dead to Me – What Really Happened This Week

As you probably know, Twitter got hacked (again) this week. Here’s what happened ...
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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 ...