What is an IMSI Catcher?
An IMSI Catcher is a cell phone monitoring kit that has active intercepting capabilities. It simulates a cell tower mobile network, establishing a fake connection between the mobile phone and the station. This means that once the IMSI Catcher enters the network it represents the strongest tower available and therefore attracts all surrounding devices. The device can capture various identifiable information including the IMSI and IMEI, respectively specific SIM card and cell phone identification codes. In addition, these type of devices are sometimes able to monitor a cell phone’s activities such as messages texts, calls, chats, etc.