Sean Coone got hacked last week. Even with 2FA enabled, hackers got in … because his phone number got transferred to a rogue device:
My personal identity was hacked last week. The attacker was able to steal $100k+ in a sweep of my Coinbase account. I’m equal parts embarrassed, hurt, and deeply remorseful.
In an effort to raise awareness about the attack, I wrote about it.
Reading this one would almost get a second, private, phone number for services that support 2FA only using phone numbers.