The technique could have been particularly valuable for SIM swappers, who take over phone users' accounts.
"They accused me of hacking the met [Metropolitan] Police; Chantel Jeffries; Adam Sandler; and accused me of stealing over $1m in crypto. I'm fine though."
Verizon’s new feature ‘Number Lock’ add an extra layer of security, but it’s not foolproof.
Even after being warned by researchers, some companies still haven’t fixed systems that make it easy for hackers to take over accounts.
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’s little known NOPORT setting can protect your phone number from SIM swapping.
Cell phone carriers still have a long way to go before making your accounts truly secure.
Hackers hacked the OGUSERS forum and published its database in another hacker forum.
The indictments show that sometimes stealing phone numbers to hack accounts is an inside job.
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.
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.
Listen to the first episode here.