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Hackers hit over a dozen mobile carriers and could shut down networks, researchers find


Security researchers found that hackers had infiltrated more than a dozen mobile carriers since 2012.

Hackers have quietly infiltrated more than a dozen mobile carriers around the world, gaining complete control of networks behind the companies' backs. The attackers have been using it over the last seven years to steal sensitive data, but have so much control, they could shut down communications at a moment's notice, according to Cybereason, a security company based in Boston. 

Security researchers from the company on Tuesday said they've been investigating the campaign it's named Operation Softcell, where hackers targeted phone providers ...


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