The Florida authorities arrested a last month arrest in an alleged multi-state SIM card hacking ring, the last in a series of similar events.
According to court records, this week of reporter Brian Krebs was taught by the police when a mother in Michigan overheard his son, pretending to be AT & T employee and called investigators. The authorities came up, searched the son's room and on the computer, and discovered files with a list of names and phone numbers, along with SIM cards and cell phones.
After several searches, officers say they discovered SIM cards that led to seven victims in seven states, who said their identities were stolen and cryptocontrolled accounts robbed of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Officer interviewed the son, who reportedly said if eight others, including a man named Ricky Handschumacher, were involved. According to the officers' account, Handschumacher discussed the scam scheme in Discord talks.
Officials said that Handschumacher and others in the plan would steal personal information, so either decide or pay a mobile service employee to receive a new SIM card with the target stolen information. By using it, they may burst all passwords associated with the phone number, including the encryption account. The police say that Handschumacher told them that he had washed more than $ 1
As Motherboard has documented, the sim simulation technique, sometimes called "SIM jacking" is an increasingly popular, dead-easy way for hackers to take over accounts from unsuspecting brands. In another case last month, the police say that a California man stole millions of dollars in crypto currency using the technique.