Tags SIM swapping

Experian tool exposed partial Social Security numbers, putting customers at risk

by Tonya Riley

The problem with using Social Security numbers to authenticate consumers goes much deeper than Experian, experts say.

FCC wants to revamp data breach laws for telecom carriers

by Tonya Riley

The rule change could create additional reporting requirements for companies.

Final defendant in multimillion-dollar SIM hijacking scheme sentenced to prison

by AJ Vicens

The sentencing comes two years after six members of the group and their accomplices within mobile phone providers were indicted.

Suspect in scheme to breach major Twitter accounts is now charged with hacking crypto executives

by AJ Vicens

"I don't care," the suspect previously told the New York Times. "They can come arrest me. I would laugh at them. I haven't done anything."

The FCC wants to force phone carriers to guard against SIM-swapping scams

by Tonya Riley

SIM-swapping can lead to identity and financial fraud.

Police say scammers who used email fraud, SIM swapping are connected to Italian mafia

by Jeff Stone

The bust is the latest evidence hinting at the extent to which established organized crime groups are adopting hacking methods.