Port Out Scam
Verizon’s new feature ‘Number Lock’ add an extra layer of security, but it’s not foolproof.
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.
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.
A California task force caught another big name in the criminal underground world of SIM hijackers.
Police in California continue their investigation in port out scams by arresting a second suspect.
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.