PLEASE ADVISE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE:
You will receive a SMS from a number similar to the one that you get bank notifications from. The SMS will indicate a problem on your account and a 'consultant' will contact you. When the 'consultant' contacts you he/she will start confirming all your details and your account number and then they will ask you what kind of a phone you are using. The fraudsters will then contact your cell phone provider and perform a SIM Swap. The fraudster will then be able to receive OTP's (One Time Pins) and/or RVN's (Random Verification Numbers) from your bank and have access to your bank accounts.
By the time you realize that your cell number is not working your money will be out of your account.
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Biggest hacks of 2012 (so far)
Jeremy joined MyBroadband in March 2012 as junior journalist. Jeremy holds an honors degree in Media Studies from the University of Witwatersrand, and is driven...
Hacking exploits in 2012 have already seen a number of high-profile websites, companies and groups become victim to “hacktivists”
2012 has already seen many hackings and virtual attacks on large companies and institutes, such as Symantec, Foxconn, the Motion Picture Association of America, the CIA, and the FBI.
In January 2012, Symantec admitted that its servers were successfully hacked and Norton antivirus and other software source code was stolen.
The firm acknowledged that a portion of its source code was obtained from a third party but said that would not affect Norton antivirus users.
The hack came from a hacker known as YamaTough, who then went on to release the source code he had accessed.
YamaTough said he had tricked Symantic into offering him a bribe so that he could “humiliate them”.