By Nick Farrell
21 April 2009
EAST EUROPEAN CRIMINALS are willing to pay thousands for a clapped out
Nokia with a software problem, according to a fraud investigator in the
Frank Engelsman said that cyber-gangs are paying 25,000 Euro for a Nokia
1100 phone which was once Nokia's all-time best-selling models in 2003.
Engelsman said the only ones that were worth anything were made in a
factory in Bochum, Germany and contain software from 2002 that is
vulnerable to tampering.
Apparently, the handsets can be used to intercept one-time passwords
needed to complete an online banking transaction.
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