There are several ways your data and privacy can be breached and one of them is SIM Hijacking. SIM hijacking occurs when a hacker persuades your cell phone carrier to switch your phone number to their device instead of yours. Once done, any calls or texts will be routed to the hacker's mobile rather than your own.
Cybercriminals use SIM hijacking as a method to steal data and access a user's private information. Once a SIM is hijacked, attackers can typically reset passwords to sensitive accounts and gain access to it, resulting in all sorts of issues. A cybercriminal was able to steal $5 million from SIM hijacking!
SIM Hijacking is also typically used to bypass SMS multi-factor authentication. Furthermore, when the user's contacts try to message and call the user, they will receive calls and texts instead, which is extremely dangerous.
The best way to keep your devices protected is to implement a security system to protect your devices. Here at Cyber Unit we offer all types of protection, from mobile to computer protection plans. We offer customized security plans for individuals and businesses, at a price that’s right for you. We can also help you to check if your devices have been compromised. Contact us today to learn more.