There have been many comments to this story from people who are assuming that these
towers are physical installations. There’s no reason to assume this is the case: it’s far likelier that they are mobile installations of the kind used not only by law enforcement and government agencies, but also by scammers and other criminals — David Harley
Seventeen mysterious cellphone towers have been found in America which look like ordinary towers, and can only be identified by a heavily customized handset built for Android security — but have a much more malicious purpose, according to Popular Science.
towers — computers which wirelessly attack cellphones via the
baseband chips built to allow them to communicate with their networks, can eavesdrop and even install spyware, ESD claims. They are a known technology — but the surprise is that they are in active use — via redwolf.newsvine.com