February 25, 2015
Gemalto, the world’s largest SIM card maker, today released the results of its investigation into its SIM hacking allegedly carried out by the NSA and the British GCHQ. And yes, it points to the US and the UK as “probable” culprits, but assures that there was no massive theft of information.
In a statement, Gemalto has assured today that it has indeed been able to confirm sophisticated attempts at computer attacks carried out on its SIM cards during 2010 and 2011.
The company, however, has denied that the computer attacks have served to steal the encryption keys of the SIM cards, as initially reported by The Intercept based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden. According to Gemalto, the attackers only managed to access the communication network of their offices, but did not break the security of the SIM cards or spy on the communications of millions of people in their email, as the Snowden documents claim.
via Gemalto points to the US and UK for the attempted spying of SIM cards.
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