On-the-Run Hacker Who Allegedly Breached Federal Cop Database Arrested in Florida
Nicholas Ceraolo, who faces years in prison for allegedly accessing a U.S. federal law enforcement database and other crimes, was still at large when authorities announced the charges against him.
‘Nobody is Safe’: In Wild Hacking Spree, Hackers Accessed Federal Law Enforcement Database
The U.S. government database provided access to a treasure trove of sensitive data. "I can request information on anyone in the U.S.," one of the alleged hackers wrote.
Alleged SIM Swapper Ransomed Instagram Influencer for Dates, Striptease Video
Amir Hossein Golshan allegedly broke into influencers' Instagram accounts not just for financial gain, but to sextort the victims too.
Firebombs and Shootings: The Rise of IRL Harassment and Violence as a Service
Members of SIM swapping communities have moved from hacking into offering assault, shootings, and bombings in exchange for payment.
Hacker Steals Database of Hundreds of Verizon Employees
The database contains information that could be used in social engineering and SIM swapping attacks.
How Roblox ‘Beamers’ Get Rich Stealing from Children
Underneath the gaming platform worth $68 billion and used by over half of all children in America is a ballooning and highly profitable ecosystem of hackers and traders.
Researcher Found Way to Brute Force Verizon Customer PINs Online
The technique could have been particularly valuable for SIM swappers, who take over phone users' accounts.
Sim Swapper Doxes and SWATs His Accomplice
The hacker turned against his former partner, accusing him of stealing his fair share of a $16,000 heist.
The FCC Wants to Force Wireless Carriers to Finally Stop SIM Hijacking
FCC rule update takes aim at rampant identity and cryptocurrency theft made possible by wireless number port-out fraud.
Police Announce Huge Bust of Mafia’s Cyber Crime Operations
European police accused several people of SIM swapping, phishing, and hacking in support of Italian organized crime.
Swatter Who Caused Man's Death Over @Tennessee Twitter Handle Is Going to Prison
A teen pleaded guilty to harassing and swatting a Tennessee man named Mark Herring, who died when police raided his home.
How Your Phone Can Get Hacked for $16
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