Why do criminals want to hack your phone in the first place?
“Understanding the signs of your phone being hacked begins with an understanding of the treasure trove of data that is on your device. Our phones and computers are the two main communication devices we use every day. Therefore, if someone hacks your phone they would have access to the following information: email addresses and phone numbers (from your contacts list), pictures, videos, documents and text messages. Additionally, if the hacker uses a keylogger, they can monitor every keystroke you type on the phone’s keyboard. That means they can steal passwords, personal information, credit card information, bank information, as well as any corporate information. Furthermore, they would be able to track every website that you visit as well as the information you enter into that website.” –George Waller, CEO of BlockSafe Technologies and StrikeForce Technologies, Inc.
Your battery drains fast
“One obvious sign your phone was hacked is that you lose battery power very quickly. Phone spyware is on all the time, so it uses a lot of power and drains your battery in the process. If you consistently experience losing power it is possible you have been hacked.” –Dr. Tim Lynch, Psychsoftpc.com
Your phone is hot
“As well as the phone’s charge going down more quickly, a device feeling hot even when it hasn’t been in use is a possible sign that internet data is being consumed more quickly than usual. If consumers notice that they keep exceeding their data limits someone may be ‘piggybacking’ on their sessions.” –Ray Walsh, a digital privacy expert at BestVPN.com