Could it be Russians? Mysterious spike in cell phone hacks hits DC

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A pilot program from the Department of Homeland Security has uncovered a sudden rise in suspicious cell phone activity, raising concerns that a foreign nation is tracking individuals in the nation’s capital.


On Thursday, the Washington Free Beacon reported they obtained documents and spoke with security insiders about unusual spikes in Signalling System 7 (SS7) hacking near the White House and the Pentagon.

An employee at the telecom security firm ESD America confirmed the surge in activity with CBS News. According to the source, the activity could indicate that individuals within the government are being monitored.

ESD Overwatch, a DHS pilot program that monitors cell towers for anomalies, found massive amounts of location data were being siphoned off by an unknown third party.

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While it is not clear who is behind the activity, the “sophistication and amount of time indicates it could be a foreign nation,”

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