It finally happened: Criminals exploit SS7 vulnerabilities, prompting concerns about 2FA
Cybersecurity researchers warned us that it would happen. Earlier this year, hackers were able to remotely pilfer German bank accounts by taking advantage of vulnerabilities evident in an important yet outdated communications protocol known as Signaling System 7, or SS7.
DHS watchdog's fraud hotline spoofed in ID theft scam
The inspector general's office in the Department of Homeland Security is warning that identity thieves and fraudsters are spoofing caller ID systems to make it look as if victims are being called from the IG's anonymous tipline.
4G LTE protocols used by smartphones can be hacked, researchers found
The Diameter protocol, which replaces the older SS7, can disrupt services to both specific users and nodes that provide access for entire regions.