What is an SS7 Cellular Attack?
Signaling System 7 (SS7) is a cellular protocol used worldwide that interconnects mobile phone operators. Through the use of an IMSI Catcher or Stingray device, which are rogue or fake cellular towers, a mobile phone is able to be covertly intercepted over the air by exploiting the baseband processor on the mobile phone. When an IMSI Catcher/rogue cell tower is in operation, mobile phones within the vicinity of the rogue tower connect to it and the IMSI Catcher then does a handoff to the legitimate tower(s).
Prior to the handoff, a silent SMS or Paging Request is made which allows your device to be fully controlled, without leaving a trace on your device.
How can NSI help?
NSI utilise military specification forensic equipment. Using this equipment, we analyse the mobile phone to determine if Spyware is currently active or deleted from the device. We are also able to analyse the SIM card to determine if there are any interception attempts.
If Spyware is found, or evidence of an interception attempt is found, we are able to present you with a report which can be presented in all courts and tribunals. We do this by making an image or clone of the mobile phone or electronic device and then analyse the data. We do not modify the data in any way.
Some of the things that can be done to a phone or device that has spyware on it are:
- View your location
- Read SMS text messages and emails
- Listen to phone calls
- Read your passwords
- View the websites you have visited
- Gain access to documents
If you believe that your privacy has been breached by one or more of the above, contact our friendly team and let us help you get your privacy back.