AT&T

net neutrality

Senators Question Wireless Carriers Over YouTube, Netflix Throttling

Research suggests wireless carriers routinely throttle video to sell more expensive plans—the kind of financially-motivated restrictions net neutrality was supposed to prevent.
Karl Bode
4 days ago
2018 elections

Net Neutrality-Opposing, Big Telecom-Backed Marsha Blackburn Wins Senate Seat

Marsha Blackburn successfully made the leap from the House to the Senate, despite the popularity of her Democratic opponent.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.7.18
Hacking

Cops Arrest Infamous SIM Swapper Who Allegedly Stole $14 Million in Cryptocurrency

A California task force caught another big name in the criminal underground world of SIM hijackers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.11.18
Hacking

The Cybersecurity World Is Debating WTF Is Going on With Bloomberg’s Chinese Microchip Stories

No one is really sure who to believe after Businessweek's bombshell story on an alleged Chinese supply chain attack against Apple, Amazon, and others.
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.9.18
Throttling

Wireless Carriers Throttle Video for No Good Reason, Researchers Find

Paying to avoid unnecessary restrictions is the new normal in the post-net neutrality world.
Karl Bode
9.19.18
net neutrality

Big Telecom Is Using Robocalls to Fight a Net Neutrality Bill in California

A group with financial ties to AT&T is sending automated messages claiming the law would raise cell phone bills.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.27.18
Port Out Scam

Alleged 19-Year-Old SIM Swapper Used Stolen Bitcoin to Buy Luxury Cars

Police in California continue their investigation in port out scams by arresting a second suspect.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.22.18
Port Out Scam

Bitcoin Investor Sues AT&T After Losing $23 Million In SIM Swap Hack

An investor is asking AT&T to pay $220 million in damages in the first-ever lawsuit that attempts to hold carriers accountable for port out scams.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.15.18
big telecom

Study Shows How Bad Most of the Country Is Getting Ripped Off By Their ISPs

Most Americans pay roughly the same price for their internet connection, even if their service is painfully slow.
Karl Bode
8.7.18
Port Out Scam

How Criminals Recruit Telecom Employees to Help Them Hijack SIM Cards

Sources who work for some of America’s major cellphone carriers tell us how criminals are trying to recruit them to help find new targets.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.3.18
Port Out Scam

‘TELL YOUR DAD TO GIVE US BITCOIN:’ How a Hacker Allegedly Stole Millions by Hijacking Phone Numbers

California authorities say a 20-year-old college student hijacked more than 40 phone numbers and stole $5 million, including some from cryptocurrency investors at a blockchain conference Consensus.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.30.18
Port Out Scam

The SIM Hijackers

Meet the hackers who flip seized Instagram handles and cryptocurrency in a shady, buzzing underground market for stolen accounts and usernames. Their victims' weakness? Phone numbers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.17.18