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Verizon Adds Protection Against SIM Swapping Hacks in Mobile App
Verizon’s new feature ‘Number Lock’ add an extra layer of security, but it’s not foolproof.
Verizon Makes SIM Swapping Hard. Why Doesn’t AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile?
Verizon employs different security procedures when porting a phone number to a different SIM card than the other carriers. This is making SIM swapping attacks harder to perform against Verizon customers.
T-Mobile Has a Secret Setting to Protect Your Account From Hackers That It Refuses to Talk About
T-Mobile’s little known NOPORT setting can protect your phone number from SIM swapping.
Someone Hacked My T-Mobile Account and T-Mobile Won’t Talk About It
Cell phone carriers still have a long way to go before making your accounts truly secure.
Infamous Forum For Instagram Hackers Gets Hacked by Other Hackers
Hackers hacked the OGUSERS forum and published its database in another hacker forum.
AT&T Contractors and a Verizon Employee Charged With Helping SIM Swapping Criminal Ring
The indictments show that sometimes stealing phone numbers to hack accounts is an inside job.
Hacker Who Stole $5 Million By SIM Swapping Gets 10 Years in Prison
A 20-year-old college student who was accused of stealing more than $5 million in cryptocurrency in a slew of SIM hijacking attacks is the first person to be sentenced for the crime.
SIM Swapping Victims Who Lost Millions Are Pressuring Telcos to Protect Their Customers
A small group of victims of SIM swapping hacks is trying to raise awareness, teach people about the scam, and put pressure on cell phone providers to step up their efforts against cybercriminals.
'I Could Ruin Your Business Right Now': Listen to a SIM-Jacking, Account-Stealing Ransom
Jared Goetz's credit card was fraudulently charged, his phone cut-off, and his email account hacked. But in an extraordinary phone call, Goetz managed to talk the hacker down, and get his digital life back.
Cops Arrest Infamous SIM Swapper Who Allegedly Stole $14 Million in Cryptocurrency
A California task force caught another big name in the criminal underground world of SIM hijackers.
Alleged 19-Year-Old SIM Swapper Used Stolen Bitcoin to Buy Luxury Cars
Police in California continue their investigation in port out scams by arresting a second suspect.
Bitcoin Investor Sues AT&T After Losing $23 Million In SIM Swap Hack
An investor is asking AT&T to pay $220 million in damages in the first-ever lawsuit that attempts to hold carriers accountable for port out scams.