[cryptome] feature ss7 allows global cellphone tracking from anywhere

  • From: Aftermath <aftermath.thegreat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:30:23 -0700

This c25 talk brought my attention to a powerful feature in ss7 telephone
switching
http://berlin.ccc.de/~tobias/25c3-locating-mobile-phones.pdf


subsequently I found this leaked document  on a solution called "skylock"
whos motto is "Locate, Track, Manipulate" by the company Verint (
http://www.verint.com/)

http://leaksource.info/2014/08/25/locate-track-manipulate-skylock-worldwide-cellular-surveillance-system/




Here is a snippit of the brochure

"Benefits of SkyLock
 A Complete and comprehensive solution with local as well as worldwide
tracking capabilities.
Includes well proven modules and capabilities which allow the operator
various analytics capabilities
 Provides GSM /UMTS subscribers’ location up to a cell precision
 Independent Solution – Our proposed solution is based on SS7 hubs
maintained by Verint and its
partners, and spread in many locations around the world, and thus does not
require local
communication service providers’ collaboration.
 A fully committed solution with a predicted hit rate of 70% and above
 No need for software or hardware changes neither in the network core
elements nor in the localized
mobile phones
 Covert & Secure solution which minimizes the risk of source tracing;
 All queries are performed using intelligent routing that masks the
queries, making it virtually
impossible to monitor or trace the SS7 commands in any manner
 Easily interfacing with additional tactical solutions e.g. ENGAGE GI2™
and ENGAGE PI2™


SkyLock Package Options
The SkyLock package enables locating subscribers on a global basis. The
basic SkyLock package outline
and the optional additions to it (priced separately) are described below:
Basic SkyLock Package
 Locating local subscribers with a cell level accuracy in their home
country (Managed Service*)
 Locating local subscribers with a cell level accuracy in up to 5
predefined neighboring countries
to the home country (Managed Service*)
 Locating local subscribers with a country level accuracy in the rest of
the world (Managed
Service*)
Optional Additions to the Basic SkyLock Package
 Locating subscribers around the world with a country level accuracy
(Non-Managed Service**)
 Locating subscribers around the world with a cell level accuracy - This
is dependent on the
installation of an SS7 local hub at a local telecom operator (Non-Managed
Service**)
 Adding countries to the Basic SkyLock Package, under the same terms
(Managed Service*) "


I have also attached the document to this email. Pretty scary stuff.

With tech like this, there is hardly a need for telco requests for
locations as it can all be done 'in house' by pretty much anyone

Attachment: 237697259-SkyLock-Product-Description-Locate-Track-Manipulate-January-2013.pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document

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