Verizon Makes SIM Swapping Hard. Why Doesn’t AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile?
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.
In Letters To Senate, Wireless Carriers Downplay Their Latest Location Data Scandal
Carriers insist location data scams are rare and they do their best to police them. Government investigators may want to confirm that claim.
AT&T to Stop Selling Location Data to Third Parties After Motherboard Investigation
After Motherboard found that AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint are selling their customers' phone location data ultimately to bounty hunters, AT&T has decided to stop service for all location aggregators, an essential part of the data supply chain.
SIM Swapping Victims Who Lost Millions Are Pressuring Telcos to Protect Their Customers
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.