Well, there is someone intercepting your data while you drive along in your auto on the interstate. Who? Well, we don’t know that answer! Yes, it has been reported that there are so called rogue cell phone towers that are popping up everywhere in the United States. The first detection of such rogue devices occurred in the Chicago metro area. These cell phone towers can intercept your mobile calls and data. They have been detected by the manufacturers of the newly available highly secure cell phones such as the newly available encrypted phone called black phone.
The towers are not actually cell phone towers at all, but they are interceptor and tracking towers along US interstate routes and Chicago’s metro city routes. The fake cell phone towers that have appeared within the Chicago metro area are said to be installed illegally, and they are not affiliated with any government agency or local police departments.
According to a Chicago CBS station, they have a security expert reporting on the case that stated, “It’s likely being used illegally, I doubt that they are installed by law enforcement as they are required to have a warrant to intercept such conversations or data and since the cell providers are ordered by the court to cooperate with the intercept, there really would be no need for this.”
It was stated by those who have discovered these rogue towers that they do not look like cell phone towers at all; however, they do perform like a cell phone tower, where it tricks the cell phone by acting as if it is part of a mobile carrier network. Have hackers set up shop within the towers? That would be strange indeed, but a very highly effective hack. Hackers would be able to steal people’s personal identification (PII) and credentials without the individual even knowing how the data was taken.
This is a very scary hack indeed, and it is only because of these new secure encryption device phones that are now being produced by a German company called ESD America that we know how these cell phones are being intercepted along the interstates. No, ESD is not making us aware of these rogue towers in order to make a sale; however, they are just bringing this to the attention of the public. The newly secured encrypted cell phones pick up on the network’s baseband and would conclude that nearby neighbors suspicion is “VERY_HIGH” . . . which indicates that the cell phone tower maybe a security threat and alerts the cell phone user.
ESD America, after discovering the rogue cell phone towers, went to the German company that created their encryption algorithms and asked them to map the suspicious rogue cell phone towers. They were able to map nineteen (19) such eavesdropping devices across the entire US, including the ones that were first reported in the Chicago metro area. ESD stated that there could be many more phony cell phone towers incepting our data and the only way to protect yourself is usually by powering down your cell phone or encrypting your device.