SIM Hijacking

Pierluigi Paganini February 11, 2021
Law enforcement arrested 8 people that targeted celebrities with SIM swapping attacks

A total of eight criminals have been arrested on 9 February as a result of an international police operation into a series of SIM swapping attacks.  Eight men were arrested in England and Scotland as part of a year-long international investigation into a series of SIM swapping attacks targeting high-profile victims in the United States. […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 13, 2020
European police arrested tens of members of two SIM Hijacking Gangs

European authorities dismantled two cybercrime organizations responsible for stealing millions through SIM hijacking. European authorities managed to dismantle the operations of two cybercrime gangs responsible for stealing millions through SIM hijacking. In SIM hijacking attacks (aka SIM swapping attacks) crooks are able to port the phone number of the victims to a new SIM card […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 11, 2019
U.S. DoJ charges 9 individuals that stole $2.5M through SIM swapping

The U.S. Department of Justice charged nine individuals connected to a hacking crew focused on identity theft and SIM swapping attacks. The U.S. DoJ announced charges against nine individuals, 6 members of a hacking group known as ‘The Community’ and 3 former employees of mobile phone providers. The latter group helped the hackers to steal roughly […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 19, 2018
SIM Hijacking – T-Mobile customers were victims an info disclosure exploit

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai published an interesting post on SIM hijacking highlighted the risks for the end users and their exposure to this illegal practice. In 2017, hackers stole some personal information belonging to T-Mobile customers by exploiting a well-known vulnerability. A video tutorial titled ‘T-Mobile Info Disclosure exploit’ showing how to use the flaw was also published […]