All the mobile carriers have mitigated a major SMS security loophole that allowed a hacker to hijack text messages for just $16.
A gaping flaw in SMS lets hackers take over phone numbers in minutes by simply paying a company to reroute text messages.
"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."
The action centres around the OGUsers community. It is highly unusual for social media companies to publicly announce that it has identified the real names of pseudonymous users.
Verizon’s new feature ‘Number Lock’ add an extra layer of security, but it’s not foolproof.
Coinsquare, the impacted exchange, says a former employee stole the data.
Even after being warned by researchers, some companies still haven’t fixed systems that make it easy for hackers to take over accounts.
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.
Victims and lawmakers say wireless carriers and the Trump FCC aren’t doing enough to protect consumers from the threat of SIM hijacking.
In addition to allegedly SIM swapping victims to steal their cryptocurrency, the defendant is seemingly guilty of amassing a collection of songs with no real sense of cohesion.