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These are the 29 countries vulnerable to Simjacker attacks

Last month, AdaptiveMobile Security warned that threat actors are actively exploiting a security weakness in SIM cards in order to covertly collect the location information of thousands of users. The attacked, dubbed Simjacker,involves sending malicious SMS messages to vulnerable devices and it was estimated that it could put over 1 billion phone users at risk.

AdaptiveMobile has now provided a list of 29 countries where SIM cards vulnerable to the Simjacker attack are being sold by local mobile operators. The company did not identify the specific operators that sell vulnerable cards. The countries on the list are:

Mexcio
Guatemala
Belize
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Honduras
Panama
Nicaragua
Costa Rica
Brazil
Peru
Colombia
Ecuador
Chile
Argentina
Uruguay
Paraguay
Ivory Coast
Ghana
Benin
Nigeria
Cameroon
Italy
Bulgaria
Cyprus
Saudi Arabia
Iraq
Lebanon
Palestine

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