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‘Fake’ Data Sucking Cellphone Towers Discovered In U.S.

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Cell phone towers named Interceptors have been found in multiple spots across America. And that is only because users of the CryptoPhone 500 were looking for them.

Seventeen mysterious cellphone towers have been found in America which look like ordinary towers, and can only be identified by a heavily customized handset built for Android security – but have a much more malicious purpose, according to Popular Science.

The fake ‘towers’ – computers which wirelessly attack cellphones via the “baseband” chips built to allow them to communicate with their networks, can eavesdrop and even install spyware, ESD claims. They are a known technology – but the surprise is that they are in active use.

“Interceptor use in the U.S. is much higher than people had anticipated,” Goldsmith says. “One of our customers took a road trip from Florida to North Carolina and he found eight different interceptors on that trip. We even found one at South Point Casino in Las Vegas.”

“What we find suspicious is that a lot of these interceptors are right on top of U.S. military bases.” says Goldsmith. “Whose interceptor is it? Who are they, that’s listening to calls around military bases? The point is: we don’t really know whose they are.”

This smells a bit of big business, someone very rich or our greedy little government. In the end no one knows who or why, but it is clear this tech is beyond the normal reach of the average hacker. So whoever is hacking you has deep pockets and has the help of government agencies.

[SOURCE](http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/08/28/android-security-2/)

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