New Yorker accused of stealing $1m from Silicon Valley executive via SIM swap

The suspect is believed to have carried out the scam on no fewer than six executives in the Bay Area, albeit ultimately with varying success. A 21-year-old man from New York is facing charges over the alleged theft of $1 million from a Silicon Valley executive after taking control of his phone number in a … More New Yorker accused of stealing $1m from Silicon Valley executive via SIM swap

Fraudsters intercept corporate debit cards and swap out chips in new scam

Criminals have devised a new scheme that aims to drain the bank accounts of large corporations. US authorities are alerting banks to a new type of payment card fraud that is targeting chips in debit cards sent through the mail, a┬áreport by KrebsOnSecurity┬áreveals. According to a warning issued by the United States Secret Service in … More Fraudsters intercept corporate debit cards and swap out chips in new scam

Digital photos demand a second look as picture-stealing threat develops

How many image files do you have on your computer? Would you be happy to send them all to a stranger? How about the photos on your smartphone? These are some of the questions I pondered this past weekend in light of several seemingly unrelated events from the previous week. (As a random data point, … More Digital photos demand a second look as picture-stealing threat develops