ICS receives many cases involving cell phone spyware, cell phone hacking, and cell phone GPS surveillance. One such case that ICS recently solved dealt a man who became suspicious that some files found on his blackberry cell phone were evidence of a cell phone spying program called “Mobispy.” The client was at a difficult time in his life, having recently begun divorce proceedings at home. In addition, he was attempting to separate from a long time business partner, which left him dealing with legal problems. These factors combined to create reasonable suspicions about the unknown files on his blackberry. ICS accepted the case and went to work creating a forensic image of the client’s cell phone.
From the cell phone forensic image, ICS technicians were able to locate and view the suspicious files the client had been worried about. ICS discovered that the Blackberry did indeed have “Mobispy” software on it. These findings were reported to the client, along with a list of options for moving forward with the investigation, including determining the origin of the software files.
Once the files had been confirmed, the client decided to open a full investigation to find out where the files had come from, and who had put the spying software on his Blackberry phone. ICS quickly moved on the investigation, contacting the “Mobispy” software manufacturer to confirm that the client’s cellular phone number was in fact on their list of numbers being monitored. ICS provided the client with an accurate and timely report of these findings, which the client was able to use as he began the legal process of acquiring a subpoena to gain access to the manufacturer’s records.
What to do Next
Through his investigation, the client gained a sense of reassurance and was given the power to move forward with his case. No one should live in fear of their cell phone, always wondering or worrying if someone else has access to all of their call logs, text messages, emails, and files. The client decided he was not going to remain the victim, and ICS was able to provide the information he needed to take action against the person who was prying into his personal life.
Unfortunately, cases like this one are becoming more and more common every day. If you think your cell phone is being monitored for any reason, do not hesitate to call ICS or contact us online. We always offer a free consultation to our clients, which you can begin by submitting a consultation form online, or by calling us Toll Free at (800) 828-9198.