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Think Your Money, Messages Are Safe Thanks to OTP? All It Took This Hacker Was Rs 1,000

E-News | 16/03/2021 06:47 PM | Click to read full article

To initiate this hack, Lucky225 simply subscribed to a trial plan offered by a company called Sakari. Subscribing to the plan cost him $16 (about Rs 1,200), following which all that he needed to do was fill up a Letter of Authorisation (LoA) with arbitrary and fake information, and in just a few minutes’ time, he had access to all incoming and outgoing SMS messaging features that belonged to the phone number of Cox.

All of Cox's SMS messages were simply rerouted to Lucky225's inbox.