A strange and troubling technological mystery has recently begun to reveal itself to the public. The curious case of the mysterious fake cell phone towers first came to light in July when an eagle eyed security expert Les Goldsmith noticed his CryptoPhone 500 was being hacked. Goldmith who also happens to be the CEO of ESD America, the makers of the CryptoPhone, must be loving the confirmation that his CryptoPhone really does work.
After noticing the hack attempts Goldsmith traced the activity to a nearby cell phone tower which of course immediately set alarm bells ringing. Digging deeper the fact that the offending tower didn’t belong to any cell phone company or pass call traffic through only deepened the mystery. After many hours interacting with the tower it became obvious that this was far more than a hack. Encryption was being turned off, GPS tracked, calls recorded and files downloaded.