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Feds finally decide to do something about years-old SS7 spy holes in phone networks
2024-04-02 23:17

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Most SS7 exploit service providers on dark web are scammers
2021-11-17 19:34

Are these hacking services as abundant as rumored, or is the dark web full of scammers that are merely waiting to snatch the money of aspiring spies? Analysts at SOS Intelligence have searched the dark web for providers of SS7 exploitation services and found 84 unique onion domains claiming to offer them.

Hackers hijack Telegram, email accounts in SS7 mobile attack
2020-10-19 12:22

Hackers with access to the Signaling System 7 used for connecting mobile networks across the world were able to gain access to Telegram messenger and email data of high-profile individuals in the cryptocurrency business. Hackers pulling an SS7 attack can intercept text messages and calls of a legitimate recipient by updating the location of their device as if it registered to a different network.

Stingray phone stalker tech used near White House, SS7 abused to steal US citizens' data – just Friday things
2018-06-01 20:38

Second worst stingray in history (RIP Steve Irwin) Someone may have spied on smartphones in or near the White House using a fake cellphone tower – and miscreants are said to have abused SS7...

DHS: Stingray slurper and SS7 hacking found near the White House
2018-06-01 20:38

Wyden probing into shaky state of US smartphone security The Department of Homelands Security has confirmed the use of stingray smartphone surveillance devices in the US capital and widespread...

SS7 flaws used by surveillance firms highlight need for better vendor due diligence
2018-05-31 13:22

A telephone signaling protocol designed for limited access has encountered scaling issues, leading to some nefarious behavior.

Who’s responsible for fixing SS7 security issues? (Help Net Security)
2017-05-19 14:15

The WannaCry ransomware onslaught has overshadowed some of the other notable happenings this month, including the spectacular Google-themed phishing/spamming attack, and the news that attackers...

Criminals are Now Exploiting SS7 Flaws to Hack Smartphone Two-Factor Authentication Systems (Schneier on Security)
2017-05-10 11:50

I've previously written about the serious vulnerabilities in the SS7 phone routing system. Basically, the system doesn't authenticate messages. Now, criminals are using it to hack smartphone-based...

Week in review: Hacking industrial robots, criminals exploit SS7 flaws to empty bank accounts (Help Net Security)
2017-05-08 01:50

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news and articles: Three cybersecurity threat trends that organizations should address today The cybersecurity landscape grows seemingly...