Sim Swap Attack

SIM swap attack
SEC’s Twitter Breach Illustrates Urgency in Defending Against SIM Swap Attacks

Earlier this month, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission attributed a breach of its official account on X (formerly Twitter) to a SIM swap attack. On January 9, an unauthorized party gained control of the @SECGov account and posted an announcement that falsely claimed that the agency had approved the first-ever spot bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Mary Ann Miller
February 21, 2024

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