Global Tracking of People via Mobile Networks

Introduction A recent client was concerned that their Directors were being tracked and their location (Country) was being published and updated regularly on a stalker website.  The website contained the Company name, Directors name, and the name of the Country they currently resided in followed by the Country’s flag.  The question arose; How are they tracking us? Initial thoughts were that something quite simple or trivial was happening such as…

IMSI Catchers

An IMSI catcher is essentially a false mobile tower acting between the target mobile phone(s) and the service providers real towers. As such it is considered a Man-in-The-Middle (MiTM) attack. It is used as an eavesdropping device used for interception and tracking of cellular phones and usually is undetectable for the users of mobile phones. With the recent wave of femto cell technology  available to the general public; Hackers are turning these useful devices…