Some time ago, the Adaptive Mobile Security Company discovered one new vulnerability, Simjacker, which affects the cards SIMs. of victims and gaining access to the phone. THE company posted one yesterday a list of countries whose mobile phone providers offer SIM cards that are vulnerable to Simjacker.
The list includes 29 countries worldwide. The company, however, did not name the telecommunications companies that are vulnerable.
The countries are:
Central America: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay
Africa: C .te d'Ivoire, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon
Europe: Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus
Asia: Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine
Simjacker attacks in Mexico, Colombia and Peru
The list, he published, lists countries vulnerable to attack by telecommunications companies that provide vulnerable SIM cards. Adaptive Mobile, however, has identified some attacks in three specific countries. These are Mexico, Colombia and Peru.
Simjacker attacks can be used for many things by hackers. However, in the attacks identified by the researchers, the target was site monitoring of users only.
Some have said they haven't said the name of the company because they need more proof to do so.
The Simjacker attack can cause many problems to the victims. However, Adaptive Mobile reassures them users: "The average person is not usually a target. The main goals are those related to the government. "
SRLabs updated the SIMTester application last month to test for Simjacker vulnerability. THE application informs users if the S @ T Browser is installed on the SIM card, which could make it vulnerable to attack.