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Hackers hijack phone numbers to grab e-wallets

They call telcos and ask them to transfer control of a victim's phone number to a device under their control

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Once the hackers get control of a phone number, they can reset the passwords on every account that uses that phone number.

New York

HACKERS have discovered that one of the most central elements of online security - the mobile phone number - is also one of the easiest to steal.

In a growing number of online attacks, hackers have been calling up Verizon, T-Mobile US, Sprint and AT&T and asking them

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