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A woman is facing theft and fraud charges following an investigation into “financial irregularities” at a Regina's Mobile Crisis Services. The Regina Police Service (RPS) said an investigation began in July of 2021, when it was contacted by the organization. During a transition to a new financial management system in March 2021 and an accompanying audit, a pattern of financial irregularities emerged, police said.
ecurity researchers have found a method to collect vast amounts of stolen user credentials by executing searches on VirusTotal, the online service used to analyze suspicious files and URLs. With a €600 (around $679) VirusTotal license and a few tools, the SafeBreach research team collected more than a million credentials using this technique. The goal was to identify the data a criminal could gather with a license for VirusTotal, which is owned by Google and provides a free service that can be used to upload and check suspicious files and links using several antivirus engines.
A crook posing as a cellphone company executive duped a woman from Wakad of Rs1.49 lakh on the pretext of updating her SIM card. The suspect told her to download a remote access app on her smartphone and gained access to her gadget. He then siphoned off the amount from her bank account. The woman on Saturday registered a case against the man with the Wakad police.
As we head into 2022, organizations must enhance their digital fraud & authentication strategy, especially around the use of OTP (one-time passcodes). Historically, OTP has been an effective tool to authenticate users based on “something you have” within an MFA (multi-factor authentication) strategy, which also includes “something you know” and “something you are”. However, fraudsters are continuing to become more sophisticated and clever in defeating these controls, including compromising victim credentials (something you know), hijacking OTP’s (something you have), and biometric replay attacks (something you are).
But WhatsApp scams are on the rise, and what's more, it's becoming increasingly challenging to keep your messages private from prying eyes. This is only getting worse as fraudsters resort to a new SIM swapping scam, which is where they steal people's phone number and identities and then go on to rip off their friends and family.
IM swap fraud occurs when fraudsters obtain a new SIM card from a person's mobile service provider using the person's registered phone number. They can get One Time Passwords (OTPs) and other alerts required to conduct financial transactions through the person's bank account with the help of this new SIM. Explaining the modus operandi, a senior CCB official said, using phishing e-mails impersonating banks, the fraudster obtains victim's bank account information and registered mobile number. Then, posing as the victim with fake ID proof, he or she goes to the mobile operator's outlet to have the original SIM blocked.
Your cellphone number is a single point of failure.
Think about it. You use your cellphone number all the time. You use it when you sign up to sites and services, and sometimes you’ll use it to log into an app or a game on your phone. Your phone number can be used to reset your account if you forget your password. And, you use it for two-factor authentication to securely login to your accounts.
Michael Pierre claims that Coinbase was grossly negligent of its promise to protect and secure its customers' cryptocurrencies from cyberattacks. Mr. Pierre further claims that Coinbase dropped the ball on a series of anti-cyber attack/anti-hack precautions mandated by federal and state laws, rules, and regulations for cryptocurrency exchanges like Coinbase.
Mr. Etheridge claims that AT&T allowed hackers to fraudulently SIM swap his mobile number leads to hackers stealing 159.8 Ethereum tokens from him.
Mr. Kevin Frye claims that T-Mobile employees allowed hackers to steal his phone number through SIM swap. Mr. Frye lost $87,000 worth of BTC from his Coinbase account apart from the $1,536 was withdrawn from his Wells Fargo account.
The People of the United States alleges James O' Connor between March and May 2019. Defendant did participate in a scheme to use SIM swap to steal approximately $784,000 worth of Cryptocurrency from a Manhattan-based cryptocurrency company.
Plaintiff Boyd Egan used a fake driver's license to steal the identity of his victim and used it to request a SIM Swap in a mobile carrier's retail store. He also used the same fake driver's license to personally withdraw funds from his victims' banks with the help of SMS authentication using the victim's number that he fraudulently SIM swapped.
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