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Fraudsters stole millions from veterans, SMS infrastructure was hacked, and Facebook is having a worst week ever! All that coming up now on ThreatWire.
 
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Links:
Fraudsters Stole From Veterans:
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/transnational-fraud-ring-stole-millions-from-army-members-veterans/
https://threatpost.com/transnational-fraud-military-members/175298/
https://www.zdnet.com/article/fraudster-jailed-for-stealing-us-military-health-records-millions-in-benefits/
https://www.zdnet.com/article/army-contractor-sentenced-for-stealing-1-5-million-from-veterans-through-dod-benefit-sites/

SMS Infrastructure Was Hacked:
https://www.syniverse.com/products/operator-messaging
https://www.businessinsider.com/syniverse-hackers-access-billions-of-texts-through-breach-2021-10
https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1839175/000119312521284329/d234831dprem14a.htm
https://www.vice.com/en/article/z3xpm8/company-that-routes-billions-of-text-messages-quietly-says-it-was-hacked

Facebook Down:
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/10/facebook-instagram-whatsapp-and-oculus-are-down-heres-what-we-know/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/facebook-whatsapp-and-instagram-down-due-to-dns-outage/
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/facebook-whistleblower-frances-haugen-misinformation-public-60-minutes-2021-10-03/
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/09/facebooks-latest-apology-reveals-security-and-safety-disarray/
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-whistleblower-frances-haugen-says-she-wants-to-fix-the-company-not-harm-it-11633304122?mod=djemalertNEWS
https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-whistleblower-to-testify-before-congress-how-to-watch/?ftag=COS-05-10aaa0b&PostType=link&ServiceType=twitter&UniqueID=ACA16F60-2556-11EC-B5CD-A6BE4744363C&TheTime=2021-10-04T21%3A04%3A33
https://www.vice.com/en/article/4avjqb/conspiracy-theories-about-facebook-outage-spread-even-without-facebook
https://9to5mac.com/2021/10/04/instagram-facebook-whatsapp-down/
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/10/what-happened-to-facebook-instagram-whatsapp/

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