No phone spying cases in Kingdom – Cyber Security President

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AMMAN — The President of the National Center for Cyber Security, Bassam Al-Muharramah, denied on Monday that Jordanian citizens were being spied on via their mobile phones. اضافة اعلان

He highlighted that the code circulating (#21#) to know if a phone is being hacked or spied upon is not relevant, Alsaa reported.

Moreover, he added that the code is global and not specific to the Kingdom, and it is used by telecommunications companies for call forwarding, in addition to being used in various call center services.

In a widely publicized video, it highlighted that if you enter the code (*#62#), it will display a phone number that some claim is spying on your phone. However, according to Muharramah, this number belongs to a telecommunications company regarding call forwarding.

The video also highlighted that (#21#) is able to identify phone hackers, but it was also denied as an untruthful statement by Muharramah. 

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