Phone Records Obtained Through Spoofing
Jan 17, 2006, 2:08 PM by (staff)
Recent trial proceedings against a Florida company that sells phone records reveals how these businesses obtain records from carriers. The companies do not use high tech means to steal the records from the company. Instead the company on trial would call up Verizon's customer service pretending to be a non-existant department of the company. Armed with a phone number and a social security number obtained through other illicit means, companies could then request call records. Carriers continue to sue these companies, but Wired reports that lawyers are some of their biggest clients.
Oct 21, 2022
Cricket has started selling two new Cricket-branded phones: the Cricket Icon 4 and Cricket Innovate E 5G. While Cricket has offered many such white-label phones in the recent years, these additions bring the number of own-brand phones the company now sells to ten, possibly a record number for any US carrier.
Mar 6, 2020
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today proposed new FCC rules that would require that most US voice service providers implement the STIR/SHAKEN protocol by June 30, 2021. STIR/SHAKEN securely authenticates caller-ID info to combat caller-ID "spoofing" that allows fraudsters and robo-callers to mask their identity, often by pretending to call from a local or well-known phone number.
May 20, 2021
The FCC today formally proposed moving up the deadline for smaller companies to implement STIR/SHAKEN technology by one year. This technology makes number spoofing difficult, allowing law enforcement and voice service providers to identify and block bad actors.
Feb 7, 2020
A security flaw has been found in Android that allows attackers to access a phone via Bluetooth with no user interaction required. Android's most recent monthly security update, released on February 3rd, fixes the flaw.
this should be easy to stop
Spoofing is an attempt to gain access to a system by posing as an authorized user. Synonymous with impersonating, masquerading or mimicking. 🙂