Hackers Steal Cellular Accounts to Break 2FA Protected Online Bitcoin Wallets (deepd.tw)

All of the major cellular service providers have been seeing an increase of attacks on customer accounts. Hackers are stealing cell phone numbers from users of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint through social engineering techniques. Once the attackers have control of a phone number they can use it to reset passwords for services like Google and social media sites. The hackers are able to break 2 Factor Authentication (2FA) for services which send out a 2FA code via SMS text message….