Authorities break SIM swap ring that they say stole millions from the rich and famous | GeekComparison

enlarge / Close-up photo of a SIM card, a SIM card replacement and a smartphone. Ten people have been arrested in connection with a series of SIM-swapping attacks that raised more than $100 million by taking over the cell phone accounts of high-profile individuals, authorities said on Wednesday. SIM swapping is a crime where a … Read more

Water plant employees who were hacked used the same TeamViewer password and no firewall | GeekComparison

The Florida water treatment facility, whose computer system suffered a potentially dangerous computer breach last week, used an unsupported version of Windows with no firewall and shared the same TeamViewer password with its employees, government officials said. The computer break-in occurred last Friday in Oldsmar, a Florida town of about 15,000, about 15 miles northwest … Read more

Nvidia wants to buy CPU designer Arm – Qualcomm not happy with it | GeekComparison

enlarge / Some current Arm licensees consider the proposed acquisition highly toxic. Aurich Lawson / Nvidia In September 2020, Nvidia announced its intent to buy Arm, the licensee for the CPU technology that powers the vast majority of mobile and high-performance embedded systems around the world. Nvidia’s proposed deal would buy Arm from Japanese conglomerate … Read more

Prosecutor accuses ex-telephone company employee in SIM-swap scheme | GeekComparison

Getty Images A former telephone company employee has been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud for allegedly using his access to customer account information to take over the phone numbers of 19 customers, including at least one cryptocurrency holder. Stephen Daniel DeFiore of Brandon, Florida, received approximately $2,325 between Oct. 20, 2018 and Nov. 9, … Read more