The Athens Affair: Cell-Network Break-In

In IEEE Spectrum, July 2007 issue, there is interesting article how some extremely smart hackers pulled off the most audacious cell-network break-in ever. It is still unknown who pulled off the most audacious network hack ever, but here’s (IEEE Spectrum: The Athens Affair) how they did it. This article gives a technical insight.

The illegally wiretapped cellphones in the Athens affair included those of the prime minister, his defense and foreign affairs ministers, top military and law ­enforcement officials, the Greek EU commissioner, activists, and journalists.

The Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_telephone_tapping_case_2004-2005 contains additional links to press stories and background material.

Ericsson’s Interception Management System user manual (marked confidential) is available on the Web through a Google search: http://www.google.com/search?q=IMS+ericsson+manual or at http://cryptome.org/ericsson-ims.htm

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