CNN: One man lost his life savings in a SIM hack. Here’s how you can try to protect yourself

CNN: One man lost his life savings in a SIM hack. Here’s how you can try to protect yourself. “Robert Ross was sitting in his San Francisco home office in October 2018 when he noticed the bars on his phone had disappeared and he had no cell coverage. A few hours later, he had lost $1 million. Ross was the victim of a SIM hack, an attack that occurs when hackers take over a victim’s phone number by transferring it to a SIM card they control.”

Art Loss Register: the world’s largest database of stolen and missing art (Financial Times)

Financial Times, and for some reason it’s not paywalled: Art Loss Register: the world’s largest database of stolen and missing art. “Continually updated and currently numbering some 700,000 items, from vintage earrings to Greek statues and Impressionist paintings, it aims to provide a global picture of works that aren’t where they ought to be, or whose ownership is under investigation. Thefts can be logged, and items with questionable provenance or uncertain legal title cross-checked.”

Bloomberg Quint: Scammer Gets Five Years for $120 Million Theft From Facebook and Google

Bloomberg Quint: Scammer Gets Five Years for $120 Million Theft From Facebook and Google. “The scheme netted about $23 million from Google in 2013 and about $98 million from Facebook in 2015, a person familiar with the case said in March. Prosecutors haven’t publicly identified the companies, but Google and Facebook have both confirmed they were victims. The companies said in March they recovered the bulk of the funds and were cooperating with law enforcement.”

Brian Krebs: The Great $50M African IP Address Heist

Brian Krebs: The Great $50M African IP Address Heist. “A top executive at the nonprofit entity responsible for doling out chunks of Internet addresses to businesses and other organizations in Africa has resigned his post following accusations that he secretly operated several companies which sold tens of millions of dollars worth of the increasingly scarce resource to online marketers. The allegations stemmed from a three-year investigation by a U.S.-based researcher whose findings shed light on a murky area of Internet governance that is all too often exploited by spammers and scammers alike.”

BBC: How bots are stealing artwork from artists on Twitter

BBC: How bots are stealing artwork from artists on Twitter. “Artists have told the BBC how their artwork is being stolen from social media and sold for profit online. They claim malicious individuals are finding their art, often with the aid of an automated system known as a bot, and uploading it on to a website where it can be sold on a T-shirt without the artist’s permission.”