The National Institute of Cybersecurity (INCIBE) has warned against an increasingly common practice: spying inside the cellphone. One of the main objectives of this organization, a computer security expert, is to check the monthly phone bill to see if there is high mobile data usage without the user’s knowledge.
Nevertheless, seeing unusual data usage is not always a sign that there is a spy on our device, because there are a number of points to check to find out if someone is on our mobile phone. It is important to keep in mind that it contains a lot of personal information about the user, such as bank accounts or their address.
In the event that all options are checked and it is found that your mobile phone is being spied on, the user must report this to the state police as soon as possible. It is then necessary to notify the National Cybersecurity Institute by calling 017 or through the organization’s social networks so that they can give you the best possible advice and assistance.
How do I know if I have a spy on my cell phone?
The computer security expert company has launched a series of questions that every user should ask themselves if they have any doubts about whether there is someone on their cell phone who has access to all their data. It should be suspected when we notice the following:
- The battery drains faster, there is less performance, and applications open and close without interacting with the device.
- There are changes in the “Settings” of the mobile phone.
- New applications appear that were not installed by the user.
- Mobile data usage has increased.
- The mobile phone switches itself on and off.
Likewise, on their blog, they warned that it will not be necessary to experience all of these problems, because if any of them are true, that’s a reason to be vigilant. In fact, the most commonly used by cyber criminals to spy on devices is the so-called “spy application”, a program that is installed on the mobile phone and is usually not visible.
The first thing to protect is to avoid sharing personal data with third parties, be careful about the use of browsers, and use security patches. Due to these everyday espionage cases, the state police or any organization specialized in cybersecurity can help those affected. INCIBE offers free advice by calling 017 or via the WhatsApp channel at 900 116 117.