FriendTech, a popular social media platform, has been hit by a series of SIM swap attacks that compromised the accounts of several high-profile users. The attackers used a technique that involves tricking mobile phone providers into transferring the victim’s phone number to a new SIM card, which they then use to access their online accounts.
The first attack occurred on September 28, when the account of John Smith, a famous actor and FriendTech influencer, was hacked and used to post malicious messages. The hacker also demanded a ransom of 10,000 FTX, a cryptocurrency that is native to FriendTech, to restore the account.
The second attack happened on October 2, when the account of Jane Doe, a renowned journalist and FriendTech user, was also hijacked and used to spread false information. The hacker claimed to have access to sensitive documents and threatened to leak them unless they received 20,000 FTX.
The third and most recent attack took place on October 4, when the account of Bob Lee, the CEO and founder of FriendTech, was breached and used to announce that he was stepping down from his position. The hacker also said that they had stolen 50,000 FTX from Bob Lee’s wallet and that they would donate them to a charity of their choice.
FriendTech has issued a statement saying that it is working with law enforcement agencies and mobile phone providers to investigate the incidents and prevent further attacks. The company also advised its users to enable two-factor authentication and use a hardware wallet to secure their FTX funds. FriendTech apologized for any inconvenience caused by the attacks and assured its users that it is taking all necessary measures to protect their privacy and security.