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Researchers show how attackers can exploit SS7 exploits to drain Coinbase accounts

Researchers used long-standing vulnerabilities in the Signalling System No. 7 (SS7) telecom network protocol to gain access to and steal from a test account that they recently registered on the Coinbase bitcoin exchange platform. According to Positive Technologies, whose researchers pulled off the video demonstration, all that was initially needed to compromise the Coinbase account…
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Rep. Lieu calls for SS7 vulnerability to be patched

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A U.S. congressman is again calling for the FCC and telecom industry to fix a security flaw in the Signalling System No. 7 (SS7) that is allowing hackers to bypass two-factor authentication and wipe out bank accounts.
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In Cellphone Spying, Stingrays Are A Red Herring

On June 27, The House Science, Space, and Technology’s oversight subcommittee convened a panel of cybersecurity experts for a hearing on cellphone spying. The focus of the hearing seemed driven by recent media reports revealing that backpack-sized surveillance devices – known as IMSI catchers or Stingrays – are operating near the White House and other…
Banking threat Emotet expands target list, evades two-factor auth
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SS7 exploited to intercept 2FA bank confirmation codes to raid accounts

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Cybercriminals are exploiting flaws in SS7, a protocol used by telecom companies to coordinate how they route texts and calls around the world, to empty bank accounts by intercepting messages sent for two-factor-authentication(2FA). The exploit can allow threat actors to track phones across the planet and intercept text messages and phone calls without hacking the…
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Can Congress do anything to address SS7 risks? Some say yes

Politicians are becoming increasing aware and concerned about cybersecurity issues.  One need look no further than two recent letters written by Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore), senior member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Representative Ted Lieu (D-Calif.).  Both are leading congressional advocates for stronger cybersecurity and privacy measures. The first letter was sent on March…
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