Normally, you might expect to see a hacking-related story on DataBreaches.net and not here, but you need to read this article. You really, really, really, REALLY need to read this article by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai. It begins:
It seemed like any other warm September night in the suburbs of Salt Lake City. Rachel Ostlund had just put her kids to bed and was getting ready to go to sleep herself. She was texting with her sister when, unexpectedly, her cell phone lost service. The last message Rachel received was from T-Mobile, her carrier. The SIM card for her phone number, the message read, had been “updated.”
Rachel did what most people would have done in that situation: she turned the phone off and on again. It didn’t help.
She walked upstairs and told her husband Adam that her phone wasn’t working. Adam tried to call Rachel’s number using his cell phone. It rang, but the phone in Rachel’s hands didn’t light up. Nobody answered. Rachel, meanwhile, logged into her email and noticed someone was resetting the passwords on many of her accounts. An hour later, Adam got a call.
“Put Rachel on the phone,” demanded a voice on the other end of the line. “Right now.”
Adam said no, and asked what was going on.
“We’re fucking you, we’re raping you, and we’re in the process of destroying your life,” the caller said. “If you know what’s good for you, put your wife on the phone.”
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