Webcelebrities are known for exposing their personal lives on the internet, including details like financial gains, home location and other hot topics for criminals on duty.
With this information available to the public, some of the famous YouTubers in the United States and Canada have had their Google accounts hijacked after a mobile chip transfer fraud.
With information about the victim in hand, the crooks contacted the telephone operator to transfer the number to another chip held by a third party.
After number portability, hackers used the two-step verification feature, via the token via SMS, to gain access to Gmail, YouTube and other services.
Without access to the phone number to recover their accounts, YouTubers Boogie2988, LeafyIsHere and LinusTechTips had to rely on Google’s help to recover their channels.
If you want to protect your account more effectively than SMS 2-step verification, try to activate the security key mode via USB.