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.
Dec 17, 2019
Sprint has joined T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T in offering a free service with basic protection against fraud and spam callers. Like the free services already offered by other carriers, Sprint's new Call Screener Basic can block the highest-risk fraud calls, and identify other likely spam calls as they ring.
Oct 1, 2019
LG's entry-level K30 2019 model has launched in several different versions, under a variety of names, at AT&T, T-Mobile, and Cricket in recent weeks. Cricket launched the phone as the Escape Plus a few weeks ago, and sells it for $80.
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.
Apr 8, 2022
Cricket has started selling the 2022 editions of the Motorola moto g power and moto g stylus. The new moto g power was announced in November.
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. 🙂