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Pakistani man allegedly paid AT&T employees big bucks to jailbreak millions of iPhones

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

The scheme unlocked 2 million iPhones for use outside AT&T's network, federal prosecutors say. At least one employee allegedly received more than $400,000 for participating.

Chinese spies have been sucking up call records at multinational telecoms, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

The hacking campaign has breached about 10 cellular providers in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, according to Cybereason.

Researchers uncover new MuddyWater targeting of government, telecom entities

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

Undeterred by the reported dumping of its data online, an Iran-linked hacking group has been using malicious documents and files to impersonate government entities.

White House executive order sets path for ban on Huawei

by Shannon Vavra • 4 months ago

President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday intended to prevent U.S. companies from conducting business with the Chinese-based tech giant.

In issuing 5G recommendations, E.U. spurns U.S. hardline on Huawei

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

Compared to the U.S. hardline on Huawei, the E.U. is taking a middle-of-the-road approach to 5G security.

Astronomical costs, geopolitical headaches: Telecom fraud is too big to ignore, report says

by Jeff Stone • 6 months ago

The illicit activities cost companies and consumers about $33 billion per year, according to Europol and Trend Micro.

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