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SB073 Sets account passwords with network provider

Criminals with access to network providers can launch SIM swap or mobile phone number porting attacks. Agreeing a password with mobile network providers reduces this risk.

Why is it important?

Attackers may try to socially engineer information from mobile account providers to commit SIM Swap fraud. Setting a password with the network provider protects against this.

Priority Tier

Behaviours in SebDB are ranked by their impact on risk. Tier 1 behaviours have the biggest impact, Tier 4 behaviours the least.

Tier 2

Risk Mitigated

Account Compromise

Account Compromise

Account compromise happens when unauthorised people access them.

Fraud & Identity Theft

Fraud & Identity Theft

Identity theft and fraud can occur when criminals use personal information for their own gain, or when they cause ...

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