Told U.S. is hacker, firm probes

Edward Snowden

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

 Powered by Max Banner Ads BERLIN — Gemalto, the largest maker of mobile-phone cards, said it’s investigating a report that U.S. and U.K. spies allegedly hacked into its computer network to steal the keys used to encrypt conversations, messages and data traffic. The United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters and the U.S. National Security Agency started intercepting the encoders in 2010 as they were being shipped to phone companies, allowing them to monitor wireless communications and bypass the need to get permission for wiretapping, the online publication Intercept reported Thursday, citing documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Gemalto is a particularly valuable holder of the key,s as the French company produces 2 billion SIM cards every year, according to the report. “The publication indicates the target was not Gemalto per se — it was an attempt to try and cast the widest net possible to reach as many mobile phones as possible, with the aim to monitor mobile communications without mobile network operators and users consent,” Gemalto said in a news statement Friday, adding that it couldn’t immediately verify the findings in the report. In an emailed statement, the British communications agency said it couldn’t comment on intelligence matters, citing agency […]

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