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.