Friday, August 25, 2017
FTC reports growing cell phone account hijacking
The Federal Trade Commission reports that mobile phone accounts have been hijacked by identity thieves, who actually call and fool service centers to get access to accounts, The FTC report is here, by Lorrie Cranor, herself an FTC technology specialist with her own story, so this seems ironic.
In many cases, virtual wallets have been depleted (they are more common for those who use digital currencies like bitcoin).
But controversial people have also been attacked.