CEL-36 · Mobile Threat Catalogue

Mobile Threat Catalogue

Identify theft or social engineering attack against carrier to associate phone number with a different SIM card / mobile device, resulting in re-routing phone calls and text messages to an attacker and enabling eavesdropping, credential theft, or other attacks


Threat Category: Carrier Infrastructure

ID: CEL-36

Threat Description:

Threat Origin

3G Security: Security Threats and Requirements (Release 4) 1

Exploit Examples

Not Applicable

CVE Examples

Not Applicable

Possible Countermeasures


  1. 3G Security; Security Threats and Requirements (Release 4), 3GPP TS 21.133 V4.0.0, 3rd Generation Partnership Project, 2003; www.3gpp.org/ftp/tsg_sa/wg3_security/_specs/Old_Vsns/21133-400.pdf [Accessed 8/23/2016]