Cell Phone Hacking, Spying Called Not Uncommon

Reports that U.S. intelligence agencies may have monitored the personal cellphone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel may have roiled Berlin, but security experts in Washington are barely batting an eye. Experts contacted by the Journal agreed that the vulnerability of mobile devices makes them ripe targets for hackers and foreign spies, who wouldn’t need the cooperation of a user’s wireless provider to eavesdrop on their calls.