March 17, 2017
A spike in suspicious cell phone activity close to the White House and the Pentagon has raised fresh fears that the US government is being spied on by a foreign power.
The Department for Homeland Security has been alerted to unusual activity around cellphone towers in Washington DC.
A source at security company ESD America has told CBS it could reveal espionage attempts from outside governments.
The activity, the source claimed, could be evidence that specific individuals, or their devices, are being monitored.
A report in the Washington Free Beacon says diplomats and US government officials would be the likely target.
Documents passed to the Free Beacon suggest devices could be cloned, and location data has been tracked by a third party.
A source told the publication: ‘The attack was first seen in D.C. but was later seen on other sensors across the USA. A sensor located close to the White House and another over near the Pentagon have been part of those that have seen this tracking.’
This article was posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 at 10:55 am