In recent days, there has been a rapid surge in SIM swapping scams. Scammers, using leaked mobile phone numbers, gain easy access to users’ Friend.tech accounts and steal their cryptocurrency assets.
234 Ethereum Stolen in 1 Day
ZachXBT reported that a scammer managed to steal 234 ETH (approximately $382,000) by changing the SIM cards of four different Friend.tech users within the last 24 hours.
The same scammer profited $385K (234 ETH) in the past 24 hours off SIM swapping four different FriendTech users. pic.twitter.com/03BoBEqGax— ZachXBT (@zachxbt) October 4, 2023
Four Users Had 109 Ethereum Stolen
Furthermore, on October 4th, it was reported that four more Friend.tech users had their accounts emptied due to SIM swapping and phishing attacks, resulting in a total of approximately 109 Ethereum (around $178,000) being stolen.
Finally, based on information obtained after analyzing the movements of the stolen cryptocurrency assets on the blockchain, it is believed that the same hacker was responsible for emptying the accounts of all four victims.