Europol Arrested 10 SIM Swapping Hackers for Stealing Millions carderbasesu, try2swipecc

Sports stars, musicians, internet influencers. Wondering what they have in common apart from their lavish lifestyles? Well, they have had more than 100 million USD worth of cryptocurrency stolen from them, after hackers had illegally gained access to their phones.
Thousands of victims have been targeted by these attackers throughout 2020. Investigations were carried out by law enforcement agencies of the UK, USA, Belgium, Malta, Canada, and Europol. The investigations culminated in the arrests of 8 cybersecurity criminals.
This type of hacking is known as “Sim Swapping”. This method of hacking has recently gained prominence.  The cybercriminal takes over the mobile device of the victim by deactivating the victim’s SIM card and then they port the number to a SIM belonging to a fellow cybercriminal. 
This type of hacking involves colluding with an insider from a phone service company or by using social engineering techniques.
Europol had played a key role in unearthing the activities of the criminals and nabbing them. Europol’s European Cybercrime Center (EC3), supported the case from the onset by:
Nobody is safe from the grasp of the cybercriminals. Anyone anywhere can be a victim of hacking. However, we must be prudent and take all measures to safeguard ourselves. Some of the ways to do that are:
There have been several instances of people being victimized through Sim Swapping . Let’s hope that none of us are affected by this, and we stay safe.
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Author: wpadmin