SIM Swapping Digital Identities

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David Morris | Allison Nixon | Cody Hussey

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This Election Hacking episode will explore the recent wave of SIM swap attacks in the context of MFA compromise, account hijacking and data theft ahead of the 2020 election. Can SIM swapping be used to target and steal identities of high-value individuals in the 2020 elections (e.g. campaign staff, influencers, local election officials)? Join this panel to learn more about: - Why attackers are focusing on identities - SIM swap attacks and two-factor authentication - Phishing - most commonly used for SIM swapping - Other ways attackers can get the victim's info - What can be done to protect digital identities - Early SIM-swapping attack warning signs Speakers: - Allison Nixon, Chief Research Officer at Unit 221B - Cody Hussey, Security & Privacy Advocate, Solutions Engineer at Yubico Moderator: David Morris, Executive Director at Digital Risk Management Institute This episode is part of the Election Hacking Original series examining the threats to democratic elections, the technologies used to power and hijack elections, and what's needed to educate and empower voters before Election Day.

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