Caution: Your Cell Phone Can be used by Terrorists

The Pakistan Army is investigating mobile phone messages warning the recipients that their SIMs could be hacked by terrorists if they followed instructions given in some messages.

One such message says: ‘Attention: If you receive a call on your cellphone informing you that they are from quality control department of a GSM company and checking your line and they [terrorists] will also request you to press a specific key on your mobile phone, do not follow their instructions.

Even besides this, don’t respond to any unknown message, or do any action (by pressing any button) for any unknown caller.

‘Your mobile can be hacked by them and may be used for any terrorist activity… like triggering a remote-controlled bomb blast…ISPR-Pak Army.’

An official of the Federal Investigation Agency’s cyber crime cell said his unit was also probing into the matter. He said strict action would be taken against the senders of these false messages and they would be booked under the Prevention of Electronic Crime Ordinance, 2008.

Via Dawn

  • So… does it means that SIMs cannot be hacked? and we dont need to worry??
    On the contrary i know some people, who actually take up your cell, in front of your eyes, they’ll call on any other number and your number won’t be shown, instead, any number u say would be displayed on CLI… but somehow or the other, this call costs around 14 Rs/min… Couldn’t get the trick.. anyone knows?

  • This can only be done by people inside telecom companies, so pak army should start their investigations from there!

  • yaar first of all y FIA wud arrest the sender of such sms? ppl just exchange messages and dont care whether its true or false. if FIA is so determined then it shud advise telcos to send all a message that no one can hack your sim so dont send such messages. Telcos dont advise their clients bcos they are generating revenue with sms. so FIA also shud not bother for such sms. this is the duty of Telcos.

  • kis kis ko pakray ki FIA? ye msg tu bohat chala hai. so if FIA wants to stop someone then it shud advise mobile users thru Telcos.

  • Well mullas and talibans dunt have this technology but germans are funding them and they might have given this technology its better to be cautious.

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