324
111 shares, 324 points

AT&T, one of the largest GSM operators in the world, is a very popular and preferred brand especially in the USA because it sells unlocked sim phones at affordable prices. The company aimed to keep the users of these phones within itself by locking them. However, this plan fell through in 2012.

A Pakistani citizen named Mohammed Fahd the world’s largest conducted a password cracking operation against the phones of telecommunications company AT&T. Plan that includes AT&T employees for 7 years continued.

The company suffered a loss of close to 200 million dollars

In 2012, Fahd contacted an AT&T employee via Facebook to help him unlock passwords for AT&T phones in exchange for money. offered. helping you plan accepted company employee then started recruiting other employees to the call center in Washington at Fahd’s request. To get payments from scammer AT&T employees who formed his own team for his secret plan fake businesses and fake bank accounts demanded that they open it. deposited in these fake accounts fictitious coins

They were also creating fakes for . In 2013, AT&T introduced a new system that makes phones’ unique IMEI codes harder to unlock. On top of that, Fahd will be able to be loaded into the computer system. bad intentions

He started working with a software developer to design . According to the claim of the AT&T employee, this more to unlock the phone and more had begun to access information.

With forensic analysis by AT&T, Mohammed Fahd and the employees who helped him from 1.9 million turned out to have fraudulently unlocked too many phones. 7 years 200 million It cost more than $. Although it is not mentioned that customers are harmed by being put in danger, it is not known whether any customers were affected or not. Mohammed Fahd was extradited to the US in 2019 after being arrested in Hong Kong in 2018. in September 2020 electronic fraud was found guilty of conspiracy. in court a terrible cybercrime for a long time, the man was sentenced to 12 years in prison.


Like it? Share with your friends!

324
111 shares, 324 points

What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
490
hate
confused confused
1226
confused
fail fail
858
fail
fun fun
736
fun
geeky geeky
613
geeky
love love
245
love
lol lol
368
lol
omg omg
1226
omg
win win
858
win
Michael Lewis

Emperor

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format