"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."
Telecom companies and the federal regulator argue that revealing the prevalence of SIM card fraud in Canada, or what plans exist to stop it, would help fraudsters.
Coinsquare, the impacted exchange, says a former employee stole the data.
SIM swappers are particularly interested in a tool called Omni from Verizon that allows hackers to take over phone numbers.
SIM swappers have escalated from bribing employees to using remote desktop software to get direct access to internal T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint tools.
The alleged member was arrested around two weeks ago, another member of the hacking group told Motherboard.
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.