Sim-swapping: UK police arrest eight over attacks on celebrities

US sports stars and musicians hit by scammers taking over phones or accounts to steal money and information

British police have said they arrested eight people as part of an investigation into the Sim-swapping hijacking of US celebrities’ phones.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) said sports stars, musicians and their families had been targeted by the scam in which criminals gained access to victims’ phones or accounts.

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