Saturday, 16 December 2017

Gemalto admits spies likely hacked in but did not swipe SIM keys

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Wednesday 25 February 15

NSA, GCHQ implicated in breach of SIM card maker's internal LAN, but ability to monitor mobiles limited to 2G networks.

Dutch SIM card maker Gemalto on Wednesday revealed that U.K. and U.S. spy agencies probably did breach its internal network but were unable to steal SIM card encryption keys. Documents recently handed to The Intercept by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden allege that the U.K.'s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and its U.S. counterpart, the National Security Agency (NSA), hacked into Gemalto's internal network in 2010 and 2011…

Dutch SIM card maker Gemalto on Wednesday revealed that U.K. and U.S. spy agencies probably did breach its internal network but were unable to steal SIM card encryption keys. Documents recently handed to The Intercept by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden allege that the U.K.'s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and its U.S. counterpart, the National Security Agency (NSA), hacked into Gemalto's internal network in 2010 and 2011…

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