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Criminals looking for a discontinued Nokia




Criminals looking for a discontinued Nokia
Criminals looking for a discontinued Nokia



http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/854/1051854/criminals-looking-discontinued-nokia 

By Nick Farrell
The Inquirer
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 
Netherlands.

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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