My iPhone was hacked.

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  1. AdamA9 macrumors 6502a

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    Guys,

    Has anyone heard of iPhones being hacked and call forward being put onto the phone? Recently someone managed to access my iPhone and setup call forwarding to their phone to enable them to hack my bank account.

    Fortunately, my bank managed to stop the transactions before they went out but I'm concerned that it could happen again and I don't know how they did it to prevent it happening again.

    Has anyone heard of this type of fraud? There's little information on the internet about it.

    For info, I'm on an iPhone 5 with no jailbreak.

    Thanks.
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    The phone wasn't hacked. I'd suspect compromised passwords on the bank and/or cell phone provider website.
     
  3. AdamA9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Call forwarding cannot be setup on my providers website, nor over the phone with them. It can only be done, AFAIK, on the phone itself.

    I called my provider to confirm this.
     
  4. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    Who hired you? Samsung? Nokia?
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    In any case, there's no hack for an unjailbroken iPhone that would allow such a thing.
     
  6. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I suspect someone actually got physical possession of your phone and got passed the password screen, if any and did some nefarious things. Either that or the NSA is not happy with you.
     
  7. AdamA9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No one has had access to my phone.

    I started getting a series of calls from a withheld number, maybe 5/6 calls through the night, then they stopped. And with that I didn't receive anymore calls.

    It wasn't until I spoke with the bank that they confirmed my phone must be on call forward and someone has managed to do this, either through my provider (who said this is impossible as it is done through the phone) or through my phone directly.

    I guess this will go down as an unknown. Nothing on the internet about this sort of scam except for one other post but the guy there didn't get any real answers there either.

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3260641?tstart=0
     
  8. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You aren't getting any calls whatsoever? If you are, call forwarding is not enabled.
     
  9. AdamA9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wasn't getting any calls whatsoever. I called my own number and it rang but my phone wasn't ringing. I went into my iPhone settings and there was a number in the call forwarding. I hadn't added it.

    When I removed it I could receive calls again.

    As I said someone has managed to add their number in here remotely or through a hack. Not sure how but worried that it could happen again.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its not impossible to have your calls forwarded without doing it manually on the phone.
    You can call your carrier and have them do it for you or you can log in online and set it up there and many other ways.
    So I highly doubt they hacked your phone, most likely hacked your carrier account and turned forwarding on.
     
  11. kerrikins macrumors 65816

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    Do you have a pin set up on your account with your carrier?

    Many carriers only verify by name + a fairly generic piece of information. It's possible that someone called your carrier and set up the call forwarding that way. Your phone would only show the call forwarding because it syncs with the details fed to it by the network.

    I would call them and see if there have been any calls to them recently that you don't recall making.
     
  12. cynics macrumors G4

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    Who is your service provider? There is a means of call forwarding fraud but this isn't how it works (access to bank accounts) also it a "hack" of the service providers voice mail service, not the iPhone. Do you have Apples visual voice mail or your service providers voicemail service?

    Also, maybe I'm not understanding but how did access to your phone number and use of it translate into unauthorized access to a bank account? I'd seriously question your banks security protocols.

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    Try to be a little open minded. People with your mentality are the easiest targets. Software written by a man can be cracked by man. Because of that there will never be a day when Apple stops releasing security updates to fix security problems in their software.

    Call forwarding fraud has been around forever, the question is whether is on the Apple or Carrier side (probably carrier).
     
  13. AdamA9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm with o2 UK and unless I was lied to, you cannot setup call forwarding over the phone with them. I will call again and ask for a record of all calls to confirm this. It would make sense that they breached my account this way to set it up. It would certainly make me feel more comfortable anyway.

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    Oops missed this. When resetting my internet banking password they call your mobile and ask that you enter a PIN into the phone that is displayed on screen. Call forwarding allowed them to reset my internet banking as the call forward went to them, so they could key in the PIN and then got access to my bank accounts.
     
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  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, that's probably the reason they did the call forwarding.
    To get into your accounts.
     
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