Listening to a Congressman’s calls. Is it real?

A recent episode of the American show 60 Minutes showed German hackers listening to calls of a US Congressman, from the other side of the world, using a vulnerability found in SS7.

60 Minutes: Hacking into a Congressman’s phone.

Are you wondering if this type of attack would be possible in your network?

Chances are, yes it would be. In other words, if you haven’t done anything to specifically prevent this type of attack, then your network is probably vulnerable to this and other attacks. If you would like to know for sure, The Telecom Defense Company can conduct a SS7 penetration test on your network and confirm whether your network is vulnerable to this and other types of attacks. And of course, we will help you to secure your network and prevent these attacks in the future.