24 Oct 2019

FTC Issues Guidance On Protecting Against SIM Swap Attacks

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning people about SIM swapping attacks that aim to assign the phone number of a victim to a SIM card controlled by the attacker. The threat actor can subsequently use this phone number to obtain access to email and other user accounts of

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02 Sep 2019

Why Twitter Blames AT&T For The Hack Of Its CEO Jack Dorsey Account, Sending Shocking Racist Tweets

Last Friday, threat actors compromised the Twitter account of the social media platform’s very own CEO Jack Dorsey and used it to send out a string of vulgar and racist tweets, including a bomb threat regarding Twitter’s headquarters. After 18 minutes Twitter managed to recover the account and assured users

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29 Aug 2019

TrickBot Targets Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint Users to Siphon PINs

Threat actors are using TrickBot malware, which previously plagued US banks, in order to carry out SIM swapping attacks targeting users of Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and other US-based mobile carriers, Dell researchers warn. In a SIM swapping attack, a fraudster will use the cellular account data of a victim to

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03 Jun 2019

Wave of SIM swapping attacks hit US cryptocurrency users

A massive SIM swapping campaign has hit numerous members of the US cryptocurrency community over the past week. The aim of a SIM swapping attack is for the threat actor to get the phone number of a victim assigned to a SIM card they control. The criminal can subsequently use

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