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FCC reveals Royal Tiger, its first tagged robocall threat actor
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FCC reveals Royal Tiger, its first tagged robocall threat actor

In an attempt to make it easier for law enforcement and foreign partners to track down the people and organizations responsible for recurrent robocall operations, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has identified "Royal Tiger" as its first officially recognized robocall threat actor. A gang of scammers known as Royal Tiger operated out of India, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. They used fictitious phone numbers to pose as banks, utility companies, and government agencies to place robocalls and make calls promoting phony credit card interest rate reduction offers. Several businesses connected to illicit calls in the US are run by the Royal Tiger organization, which is purportedly headed by Prince Jashvantlal Anand and his accomplice Kaush...
FCC adopts new rules to protect consumers from SIM-swapping attacks
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FCC adopts new rules to protect consumers from SIM-swapping attacks

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has unveiled new regulations aimed at protecting consumers from identity thieves who use port-out and SIM swapping scams to obtain phone numbers. In July, the FCC's Privacy and Data Protection Task Force unveiled the new rules. They are designed to prevent scammers from physically taking control of their victims' devices in order to obtain personal data and information by switching SIM cards or phone numbers to other carriers. Through SIM swapping attacks, fraudsters deceive a victim's wireless carrier into rerouting the victim's service to a device under their control. On the other hand, scammers move the victim's phone number read more FCC adopts new rules to protect consumers from SIM-swapping attacks. Get up to date on the latest cy...
FBI issues scary warning about public phone charging stations
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FBI issues scary warning about public phone charging stations

It's a quick method to charge your phone, but it might also offer hackers access to your data directly. According to the FBI, sly offenders have been known to use free public phone chargers to infect phones with harmful malware and software that can grant hackers access to your phone, tablet, or computer. Avoid utilizing the free charging stations at hotels, shopping malls, and airports, the FBI's official Twitter account advised in a message. Use an outlet instead and bring your own charger and USB wire. The hijacking, often known as "juice jacking," was previously forewarned against by the Federal Communications Commission. According to the FCC, hackers have been known to install infected read more FBI issues scary warning about public phone-charging stations. With ReconB...