Apple denies knowledge of NSA's 'complete' access to iPhone: "...A leaked NSA document, posted by German newspaper Der Speigel, describes the “software implant for the Apple iPhone” that can be used to gather information from the phone: It can turn on the microphone and camera, intercept text messages, creep through a contact list and more..."
Malware called 'Eurograbber' steals 36 million Euros, the malware intercepts two-step authentication text messages sent to customers' phones. Read : http://thehackernews.com/2012/12/malware-called-eurograbber-steals-36.html
Hacking Cell Phone Sim Cards As Easy As Sending A SMS BERLIN – Security expert Karsten Nohl from Germany uncovered that by simply sending a specific text message he can unlock the sim cards of any cell phone and listen in to conversations or intercept text messages. - See more at: http://www.nodeju.com/10971/hacking-cell-phone-sim-cards-as-easy-as-sending-a-sms.html#sthash.bB4y5T5g.dpuf
Revealed: UK and US spied on text messages of Brits
Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 19, 2014 At a conference in Hamberg, Germany, researchers presented a report that identified “security flaws that could let hackers, spies and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages.” While signaling system number 7 (SS7), developed in the 1980s, is still being used as the global network that facilitates cellular carriers to “route calls, texts and other services to each other”, this…