Hackers steal 900 GB of data from phone hacking company Cellebrite
Cellebrite, an organization that sells smartphone hacking equipment to law enforcement, military, and government intelligence bureaus has been hacked, according to a report published by Motherboard. The hackers have expropriated 900 GB of data from the company through a customer support portal, including customer information, technical documents, support tickets, and usage logs from currently deployed Cellebrite “Universal Forensic Extraction Device” (UFED) systems.
While the data has been made available to Motherboard, as well as passed around among certain individuals on IRC channels, the full trove of data has not been publicly released at this time. Cellebrite’s statement on the hack noted that “…the company is not aware of any specific increased risk to customers as a result of this incident,” and that
“The company is working with relevant authorities regarding this illegal action and are assisting in their investigation.”
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