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U.S. Charges 9 ‘SIM Swapping’ Attackers For Stealing $2.5 Million

May 10th, 2019
The U.S. Department of Justice today announced charges against nine individuals, 6 of which are members of a hacking group called "The Community" and other 3 are former employees of mobile phone providers who allegedly helped them steal roughly $2.5 million worth of the cryptocurrency using a method known as "SIM Swapping." According to the 15-count indictment unsealed today, five Americans

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Two-factor via your mobile phone – should you stop using it?

July 11th, 2017

Although SIM cards themselves are very secure, it’s annoyingly easy for a crook to get hold of one for your number

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Two-factor via your mobile phone – should you stop using it?

July 11th, 2017

Although SIM cards themselves are very secure, it’s annoyingly easy for a crook to get hold of one for your number

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Fraudsters draining accounts with ‘SIM swaps’ – what to do

May 2nd, 2017

If crooks can get a new SIM issued in your name, they take over your phone number and your text messages… and your phone goes dead.

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