How to Protect Your Cryptocurrency & Identity from SIM Swapping Hack

October 19, 2021 Author: Brian Levin

超过5000万人受到最新的T-Mobile数据泄露的影响,博天堂娱官方网站appLevin Law, P.A. for a Free Case Evaluation 

On August 17, 2021, T-Mobile证实,一次网络攻击暴露了数以百万计的重要数据, 前, prospective, and pre-paid customers. 数据泄露涉及个人信息,例如社会安全号码(SSN)。, 的名字, addresses, dates of birth, and 开车r’s license numbers. 这次攻击还让黑客参与了一个毁灭性的SIM-swap骗局,让一些加密货币持有者损失了数百万美元.

At Levin Law, P.A., we are investigating cryptocurrency losses related to the T-Mobile cyberattack and other data breaches. 如果你因为手机公司的安全故障而遭受经济损失, contact our office for a free case evaluation. 

调用 (305) 402-9050 or email managing partner Brian Levin directly at contact@freecellphonechoices.com. We are currently accepting cases related to cryptocurrency and digital investment hacking.

What the T-Mobile Data Breach Exposed

据报道,T-Mobile最近的数据泄露影响了超过5000万用户. An August 27th news release from the company’s CEO, Mike Sievert, 详细说明该公司已经了解到的攻击,以及他们将采取什么措施来保护未来的客户数据.

According to updates provided by T-Mobile and Sievert, the cyberattack compromised the data of customers, 黑客不仅可以获取个人识别资料,还可以获取与移动设备相关联的识别码IMEI和IMSI资料. 

Criti调用y, 该次入侵暴露了个别人士的帐户密码,而这些密码是用来核实想更改帐户的呼叫者的身份. With an account PIN, 黑客可以几乎不受限制地访问一个人的设备,并进行SIM卡交换.

What Is SIM-Swapping?

SIM卡交换是一种精心策划的骗局,黑客可以完全控制个人的移动设备和账户. SIM卡是用户标识模块,对每个客户都是唯一的. SIM卡可以保存个人信息,方便用户在升级到新设备时不会丢失所有信息. 

In a SIM swap scam, 黑客首先通过数据漏洞访问一个人的身份信息. If the data includes the customer’s account PIN, 然后,黑客就可以用这个标识符打电话给手机公司,要求将SIM卡换到新的设备上. 这样黑客就可以克服任何双因素验证或两步验证码,后者通常会向用户的设备发送短信.

Once the two-step authentication process is complete, 黑客能够进入个人的电子邮件, 开车, and financial information. SIM卡交换与多起加密货币盗窃有关, 包括T-Mobile的客户,他们的数据在最近的泄密事件中被泄露.

How to Tell If Your SIM Card Has Been Hacked

确认你的SIM卡被黑的最简单的方法之一是如果你的手机突然失去服务. SIM卡交换受害者报告说突然无法发短信了, 调用, or receive emails on their devices. In some cases, 个人会收到运营商发来的短信,通知他们的SIM卡更换了.

如果您的设备突然停止发送和接收短信, or you are unable to make 调用s, notify your cellular carrier immediately. The problem is not unique to T-Mobile customers. 无论你的提供商是谁,保护你的数据都是至关重要的. 随着加密货币可用性的增加, 网络攻击和SIM卡交换诈骗可能会继续增加.

How To Protect Your Digital Wallet

The best way to protect your data is to be proactive. 建议T-Mobile客户更换自己的pin码. 如果您的帐户没有PIN码或密码, it is strongly encouraged that you assign one now. 避免使用容易获得的日期,如生日、电话号码或纪念日.

Other ways to protect your data:

  • 不回复要求个人信息的电子邮件或短信
  • 当有人在网上索取个人信息时要格外小心
  • 使用设备上的身份验证和双向验证功能来增加安全性
  • 用个人识别码或密码锁定你的手机账户(如果还没有设置,请咨询服务提供商)

In a detailed report regarding protecting your identity, CNET建议使用密码管理器来跟踪你所有的密码, enabling you to make them more secure. 增加尽可能多的额外安全层是保护你的信息的关键.

If a data breach does occur, CNET recommends:

  • Freezing your credit;
  • Using a credit monitoring service; and
  • Enrolling in identity theft monitoring.

In response to the security breach, T-Mobile为所有受影响的客户提供两年的免费身份保护服务,并为后付费客户提供账户接管保护.

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Levin Law是一家一流的国家博天堂娱官方网站app、加密货币和集体诉讼律师事务所.  Brian Levin, Levin Law’s managing attorney, has obtained settlements and recoveries over $100,000,通过仲裁和诉讼,为全国和世界其他地方的个人和机构投资者提供10000美元的资产. Levin Law represents retirees, individual investors, high-net-worth investors, ultra-high-net-worth investors, institutions, family offices, trusts, publicly held companies, and others.