sim swapping

Markets

Another Bitcoin Investor Sues T-Mobile Over SIM Swap Attack
This isn't the first time T-Mobile has faced litigation over its alleged breach in its duty of care over customer data.
Jul 15, 2021

Markets

US Man Pleads Guilty to SIM-Swap Attacks Targeting High-Profile Crypto Accounts
Eric Meiggs focused his attacks on those he considered original gangsters of crypto social media.
Apr 29, 2021

Markets

T-Mobile Sued Over SIM Attack That Resulted in Loss of $450K in Bitcoin
The plaintiff lost 15 bitcoin after an interaction with a T-Mobile customer who had been victim of a SIM-swapping attack.
Feb 12, 2021

Markets

Alabama Man Charged Over SIM Swap Hacks That Stole $150K in Crypto
Joseph Chase Oaks allegedly used SIM-swap hacks to access victim's online accounts between August 2018 and October 2019.
Feb 11, 2021

Policy

10 Arrested Over SIM-Swap Hacks That Stole $100M in Crypto From Celebrities: Europol
The alleged international criminal network targeted online influencers, sports stars, musicians and their families in the U.S.
Feb 10, 2021

Markets

Mobile Firm Employee Charged With Aiding Crypto SIM-Swap Attacks Targeting 19
Stephen Defiore was allegedly paid to transfer cellphone accounts to ones owned by a co-conspirator.
Feb 9, 2021

Policy

Irish Man Gets 3 Years in Prison for Stealing $2.5M in Crypto Through SIM Hacks
The man was part of a criminal group that compromised crypto accounts with assistance from contacts at mobile operators.
Nov 19, 2020

Markets

Two Indicted in Latest Federal Prosecution of SIM-Swapping Crypto Theft
One alleged conspirator tried to SWAT the other after he "failed to share" the pair's stolen crypto.
Oct 28, 2020

Tech

This Entrepreneur Was SIM-Swapped so Often, He Started a Company to Fight It
Efani’s solution to SIM-swapping? Make it so difficult to make changes to a cell phone account that an attack is virtually impossible.
Sep 25, 2020

Policy

Judge Dismisses $200M Damages Claim in AT&T Crypto Hack Lawsuit
AT&T has won a motion to dismiss a $200 million punitive damages claim from Mike Terpin, who lost $24 million in crypto via SIM hack
Sep 9, 2020