“Cannot make any assumptions about whether or not a user has the software installed” on their phone
“There is no evidence to suggest that there is any software on the phones in question that we have access to,” an official from AT&T told Reuters in a phone interview.
“We don’t have any evidence that the phones have been tampered with.”
The official added that it was possible that the SIM card of the phone that was found in the hands of the attackers might have been infected with malware.
AT&S declined to say what software the SIM was using.
The officials declined to comment on whether they thought the SIM may have been used by someone in the United States, or whether the SIM might have come from outside the United Kingdom.
The SIM card was identified as being used by the British man who is accused of stealing the SIM from a British Virgin Islands phone company in February.
AT&T said it was not aware of any malicious software on its phones that could have allowed the SIM to be used by an attacker.