Protecting Your Mobile Identity From SIM Card Swaps

Interhack Founder Matt Curtin explains to ABC6 how SIM card swap attacks occur and the best measures for protection.

Has your  cell phone number become a “master key” to your identity? With services offering to improve security by using SMS texting as a second-factor for authentication, a new type of attack against your phone number can have serious impact. The attacker convinces a cell phone carrier into switching a victim’s phone number to a new device, opening the path for the attacker to assume the accounts and identity of the victim, accessing sensitive information and even moving money.

See Curtin and ABC6 discuss How Your Cell Phone Number Could End Up In The Wrong Hands

About Interhack

Interhack is a cybersecurity firm with a national practice that helps clients to understand technology, how to use it safely, and how to interpret the data it generates. Based in Columbus, Ohio, the firm is on the web at