SIM Swap - The Silent Hacker
Mobile phone operators' infrastructures are coming under attack due to the 'fake news' that the new 5G networks, using Chinese technology, are the cause of the COVID-19 outbreak. As a result, over 126 masts have been burnt in recent weeks.
At a time of national crisis, the last thing needed is a large hole in our mobile network, as we rely so much on mobile phones, both for personal and business use.
This is precisely why the mobile device is a focus for hackers, as it holds so many forms of identification about individuals and their habits, such as which apps are used, time taken on a device, locations and even what fingerprinting of the device is running. This has led to a 220% increase since 2017 of SIM swap fraud.