China has been hacking data from UK mobile phones from the past 7 years

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Its bad news to those using a mobile phone in the United Kingdom as a recent survey claims that hackers employed by the Chinese government have been spying on your call, text and internet data from the past 7 years.

Yes, you’ve read it right!

An Israeli based Cybersecurity firm named Cybereason has claimed this news as true and has also presented related documentary proof at a recently held Cyber Week Security Conference in Israel.

Security researchers from Cybereason say that the hackers managed to do so by placing spying tools on servers related to at least 10 mobile phone firms which in-turn helped them to extract data related to calls and texts.

The latest revelation comes amid existing concerns related to the use of 5G network technology provided by Huawei.

Cybereason’s Chief Executive Lior Div said that his firm investigated the incident to the core and with a high degree of certainty claims that the threat actors involved in this phone company network infiltration were from China.

Ciaran Martin, the Chief Executive of NCSC was thoroughly informed about the incident who had already raised concerns about APT10 early this year.

Vodafone is reported to have spoken to the research team of Cybereason on a recent note, although their company servers weren’t involved in the cyber incident.

BT, O2, Three, and EE refused to comment on the incident as it has not received any factual evidence from the Israeli based security firm.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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