Now hackers are going after your cell phone

Several years ago, a Federal Reserve Board governor accidentally left his handheld computer in the back of a New York taxicab. It contained e-mails from Alan Greenspan, among others.

In February, socialite and reality TV star Paris Hilton discovered that her cell phone-organizer-camera had been remotely hacked by a teenager. He gained access to phone numbers of celebrities and a few topless photos of Hilton, which were promptly posted on the Internet.

Recently, a disgruntled employee in Maryland used his wireless personal digital assistant to launch an Internet attack on his former employer, which was said by one security company to be a pharmacy chain. Now hackers are going after your cell phone

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 3rd October 2005 12:44AM