If someone steals your phone number, they become you — for all intents and purposes. With your phone number, a hacker can start hijacking your accounts one by one by having a password reset sent to your phone. They can trick automated systems — like your bank — into thinking theyre you when you call customer service.
Can someone hack you with just your phone number?
But is it actually true that someone could hack my phone only by knowing my number? Quite simply – no, it isnt.
What can a hacker do with a phone number?
Access. Once hackers gain control of a phone number, they can then access their online profiles – on Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and WhatsApp – which are all usually linked to the mobile number. All they need to do is ask the social media companies to send a temporary login code, via text message, to the victims phone.
Is my phone hacked code?
Dial *#21# and find out if your phone has been hacked this way. If you see that it was, just dial ##21# to erase these settings.