We’ve spoken before on this blog about how a lost mobile phone can mean also losing sensitive corporate data. We’ve even talked about how smartphones can be infected by malware, and turned into a revenue-generating botnet.
But here’s another way in which criminals can make money out of your mobile, with no hacking required.
28-year-old Kathryn Mills-Webb, a PR manager from Greenwich, London, has found herself in a fight with her mobile phone company after it tried to charge her £1400 for calls made on her mobile phone after it was stolen.
The spare phone was just one of more than a 100 items which were stolen from the house Kathryn shares with her husband Tom during a recent burglary. They hadn’t used it for months, and hadn’t noticed at first that it was missing at all.
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.