After hacking of social media accounts, hackers now seem to have conquered a dozen of mobile carriers all around the world. It is seen that the data is being used by hackers since the last seven years for stealing sensitive data. Read more at cnet.com
This situation could also potentially lead to shutting down of the communications with just a simple notice.
A group by the name Operation Softcell consists of hackers who are seen to target phone providers in the Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Hackers basically found out the malware hidden in a Microsoft Word file for the reason of hacking.