How to protect yourself against a Sim Swap Attack / by Allie Howard

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The 'It's never going to happen to me' mindset we all carry a bit of. Think again! What can you do to protect yourself? 

A spate of hacked Instagram accounts. A $220 million lawsuit against AT&T. A bustling underground crime ring. They all have roots in an old problem that has lately found new urgency: SIM card swaps, a scam in which hackers steal your mobile identity—and use it to upend your life.