A group of five hackers writes in a posting on Pastebin that they worked for two weeks to find the bug and developed code to exploit it. They’ve offered the code for the price of 2.5 bitcoins, around $870.
The seed of the scam is a video on Facebook that claims to offer a tool for obtaining login credentials for friends’ accounts. Instead, it hacks the person’s own account, said Satnam Narang, security response manager for Symantec, in a blog post.
At the time, the company insisted that its mail servers weren't hacked, but instead spammers with their own email servers were "spoofing" legit AOL email addresses. Changing passwords doesn't remedy the issue since nothing was hacked to begin with.
Authorities in Thailand had been tracking Essebar and three of his associates for two years as they travelled to tourist destinations around the country and abroad to Hong Kong, daily newspaper The Bangkok Post reported Tuesday.
This can be achieved by transforming an SMS, so it seems that it was sent by a provider. As Nohl reported on this case, 1/4 of these cases received an error message that includes the necessary information to find the digital key of the card SIM, a sequence of 56 digits which allows the knowledge and even the modification of the chip.