sim cards

Hacking

Hacker Who Stole $5 Million By SIM Swapping Gets 10 Years in Prison

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.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.1.19
Port Out Scam

Bitcoin Investor Sues AT&T After Losing $23 Million In SIM Swap Hack

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.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.15.18
Internet Insecurity

T-Mobile Alerted ‘A Few Hundred Customers’ Targeted By Hackers

T-Mobile has called customers targeted by hackers who were trying to take control of their SIM cards, alerting them of the hack attempts, and suggesting ways to secure their accounts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.27.17
internet outage

Cameroon’s Internet Has Been Cut For Four Weeks With No End in Sight

Social apps like WhatsApp and Facebook are lifelines between members of the African diaspora.
Marc Shaw
2.13.17
News

How a Hacker Can Take Over Your Life by Hijacking Your Phone Number

A social engineering expert exposes how easy it’s for anyone to take over pre-paid cellphone numbers in the UK.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.4.16
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Are SIM Cards Still a Thing?

Cell phones have been revolutionized many times in 20 years, why have SIM cards stayed pretty much the same?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.1.16
Europe

World’s Largest SIM Card Manufacturer Admits NSA Likely Hacked Its Systems

Gemalto concedes US and UK spies may have hacked its computer system, but denies massive theft of encryption keys.
Pierre Longeray
2.25.15