A group of hackers from the cybercrime group known as ï¿½The Communityï¿½ charged in the U.S for ï¿½Sim Hijackingï¿½ attack and commit wire fraud along with 3 former employees of mobile phone providers.
All the 6 members of ï¿½The community ï¿½ group alleged to have participated in thefts of victimsï¿½ identities and used the data to steal cryptocurrencies via SIM Hijacking attack also known as SIM Swapping.
ï¿½SIM Hijackingï¿½ or ï¿½SIM Swappingï¿½ is an identity theft technique that exploits a common cyber-security weakness ï¿½ mobile phone numbers.
This special technique used by hackers to gain control of victimsï¿½ mobile phone number in order to route the victims mobile traffic such as phone calls and short message service (ï¿½SMSï¿½) messages through the devices controlled by ï¿½The Communityï¿½.
According to the fifteen-count indictment unsealed, SIM Hijacking was accomplished by a member of ï¿½The Communityï¿½ contacting a mobile phone providerï¿½s customer serviceï¿½posing as the victimï¿½and requesting that the victimï¿½s phone number be swapped to a SIM card (and thus a mobile device) controlled by ï¿½The Communityï¿½. Later, Hijacked new SIM will be used as a gateway to gain control of online accounts such as a victimï¿½s email, cloud storage, and cryptocurrency exchange accounts.
Here is the list of 6 ï¿½The Communityï¿½ 3 former employee of mobile phone provider.
Conor Freeman, 20, of Dublin, Ireland
Ricky Handschumacher, 25 of Pasco County, Florida
Colton Jurisic, 20 of, Dubuque, Iowa
Reyad Gafar Abbas, 19, of Rochester, New York
Garrett Endicott, 21, of Warrensburg, Missouri
Ryan Stevenson, 26, of West Haven, Connecticut
Charged in the criminal complaint were:
Jarratt White, 22 of Tucson, Arizona
Robert Jack, 22of Tucson, Arizona
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