A simple loophole allows SMS messages to be rerouted to another destination without the knowledge of the intended recipient.
Teenagers and twentysomethings in the UK, Malta and Belgium targeted American sports stars, musicians and influencers.
UK newspapers said SIM swaps were up 400% since 2015. Dig into police data and you realize how little truth supports that claim.
Haseeb Awan charges cryptocurrency millionaires USD99 per month for a mobile plan that requires a notarized letter to make changes.
The accused are said to have harassed enemies by taking control of phone accounts and sending bomb threats to 1,066 kindergartens.
EE’s platform allows other businesses to check if a customer’s SIM has been replaced, or whether their calls are being diverted.
A gang working in Spain stole EUR3mn from its victims, whilst a Romanian gang took EUR500,000 from Austrian bank accounts.
Persuading the unwary to allow remote access to their computers is an old trick, but it supposedly is used to execute SIM swaps.
18 year old Canadian Samy Bensaci is alleged to be part of a gang that focused on stealing from cryptocurrency investors.
Hackers use SIM swaps as part of a process that also abuses the lax security of email providers and cryptocurrency wallets.