Are You One of the 533M People Who Got Facebooked?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 18:55:53 +0000

Ne’er-do-wells leaked personal data — including phone numbers — for some 553 million Facebook users this week. Facebook says the data was collected before 2020 when it changed things to prevent such information from being scraped from profiles. To my mind, this just reinforces the need to remove mobile phone numbers from all of your online accounts wherever feasible. Meanwhile, if you’re a Facebook product user and want to learn if your data was leaked, there are easy ways to find out.

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Can We Stop Pretending SMS Is Secure Now?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2021 22:30:28 +0000

SMS text messages were already the weakest link securing just about anything online, mainly because there are tens of thousands of people (many of them low-paid mobile store employees) who can be tricked or bribed into swapping control over a mobile phone number to someone else. Now we’re learning about an entire ecosystem of companies that anyone could use to silently intercept text messages intended for other mobile users.

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Gang arrested for SIM-swapping celebrities, stealing $100 million

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 12:44:19 +0000

The attacks targeted thousands of people and netted some high-profile victims, such as online influencers, sports stars, and musicians.

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Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter Target Resellers of Hacked Accounts

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 18:02:09 +0000

Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter this week all took steps to crack down on users involved in trafficking hijacked user accounts across their platforms. The coordinated action seized hundreds of accounts the companies say have played a major role in facilitating the trade and often lucrative resale of compromised, highly sought-after usernames.

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Convicted SIM Swapper Gets 3 Years in Jail

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 15:05:15 +0000

A 21-year-old Irishman who pleaded guilty to charges of helping to steal millions of dollars in cryptocurrencies from victims has been sentenced to just under three years in prison. The defendant is part of an alleged conspiracy involving at least eight others in the United States who stand accused of theft via SIM swapping, a […]

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Two Charged in SIM Swapping, Vishing Scams

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2020 18:30:54 +0000

Two young men from the eastern United States have been hit with identity theft and conspiracy charges for allegedly stealing bitcoin and social media accounts by tricking employees at wireless phone companies into giving away credentials needed to remotely access and modify customer account information.

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The informed voter’s guide to election cyberthreats

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000

One of the most important elections in history will take place in less than two months. What election cyberthreats should voters be aware of to help ensure their vote counts?

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Report: Pandemic caused significant shift in buyer appetite in the dark web

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 20:29:40 +0000

The pandemic has had a ripple effect on all facets of life—even the criminal. A new report looks at how the dark web has changed post COVID.

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