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README.md

IMSI-catcher

This program shows you IMSI numbers, country, brand and operator of cellphones around you.

/!\ This program was made to understand how GSM network work. Not for bad hacking !

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What you need

1 PC
1 USB DVB-T key (RTL2832U) with antenna (less than 15$) or a OsmocomBB phone or HackRF

Setup

git clone https://github.com/Oros42/IMSI-catcher.git
# or wget https://github.com/Oros42/IMSI-catcher/archive/master.zip && unzip -q master.zip

sudo apt install python-numpy python-scipy python-scapy

For Debian Testing (10) and Ubuntu 18.04+ :
See https://osmocom.org/projects/gr-gsm/wiki/Installation

For older Debian and Ubuntu :

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ptrkrysik/gr-gsm
sudo apt update
sudo apt install gr-gsm

If gr-gsm failled to setup. Try this setup : https://github.com/ptrkrysik/gr-gsm/wiki/Installation
Debian : https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/gr-gsm

Run

With an old version of gr-gsm

Open 2 terminals.
In terminal 1

sudo python simple_IMSI-catcher.py --sniff

You can add -h to display options.

In terminal 2, search a frequency to listen :

grgsm_scanner

Next, ask grgsm_livemon to use one of these frequencies:

grgsm_livemon -f <your_frequency>M

Example :

grgsm_livemon -f 938.2M

It should start producing output like :

15 06 21 00 01 f0 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b
25 06 21 00 05 f4 f8 68 03 26 23 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b
49 06 1b 95 cc 02 f8 02 01 9c c8 03 1e 57 a5 01 79 00 00 1c 13 2b 2b
...

You can change the frequency if you want.

With version of gr-gsm >= 0.41.2-1

Open 2 terminals.
In terminal 1

python simple_IMSI-catcher.py

You can add -h to display options.

In terminal 2

python scan-and-livemon

This step can take a few minutes to get started, as it first run grgsm_scanner to find nearby base stations and ask grgsm_livemon_headless to receive the signal from the strongest signals.

Or first find the frequencies of the nearby base stations.

grgsm_scanner

Next, ask grgsm_livemon to use one of these frequencies:

grgsm_livemon -f <your_frequency>M

Example :

grgsm_livemon -f 938.2M

It should start producing output like :

15 06 21 00 01 f0 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b
25 06 21 00 05 f4 f8 68 03 26 23 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b
49 06 1b 95 cc 02 f8 02 01 9c c8 03 1e 57 a5 01 79 00 00 1c 13 2b 2b
...

You can change the frequency if you want.

For all

Now, watch terminal 1 and wait. IMSI numbers should appear :-)
If nothing appears after 1 min, change the frequency.

Doc : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_System_for_Mobile_Communications
Example of frequency in France : 9.288e+08 Bouygues

You can watch GSM packets with

sudo wireshark -k -Y '!icmp && gsmtap' -i lo

Optional

Information about the cell tower :

sudo python find_cell_id.py

Get immediate assignment :

sudo python immediate_assignment_catcher.py

Find frequencies

You can either use the grgsm_scanner program from gr-gsm mentioned above, or fetch the kalibrate-hackrf tool like this:

sudo apt-get install automake autoconf libhackrf-dev
git clone https://github.com/scateu/kalibrate-hackrf
cd kalibrate-hackrf/
./bootstrap
./configure
make
sudo make install

Run

kal -s GSM900
kal: Scanning for GSM-900 base stations.
GSM-900:
	chan:   14 (937.8MHz + 10.449kHz)	power: 3327428.82
	chan:   15 (938.0MHz + 4.662kHz)	power: 3190712.41
...

Links

Setup of Gr-Gsm : https://github.com/ptrkrysik/gr-gsm/wiki/Installation
Frequency : http://www.worldtimezone.com/gsm.html and https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_System_for_Mobile_Communications
Mobile Network Code : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_Network_Code
Scapy : http://secdev.org/projects/scapy/doc/usage.html
IMSI : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMSI
Realtek RTL2832U : https://osmocom.org/projects/sdr/wiki/rtl-sdr and http://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/rtl2832u and http://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/rtl-sdr