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SIM Card Maker, Gemalto, Clarifies Findings over Alleged Hacking

     
5:22 pm on Feb 25, 2015 (gmt 0)

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You all must have heard by now about the alleged hacking of the SIM card maker, Gemalto. Here's the result of their findings.



  • The investigation into the intrusion methods described in the document and the sophisticated attacks that Gemalto detected in 2010 and 2011 give us reasonable grounds to believe that an operation by NSA and GCHQ probably happened

  • The attacks against Gemalto only breached its office networks and could not have resulted in a massive theft of SIM encryption keys

  • The operation aimed to intercept the encryption keys as they were exchanged between mobile operators and their suppliers globally. By 2010, Gemalto had already widely deployed a secure transfer system with its customers and only rare exceptions to this scheme could have led to theft

  • In the case of an eventual key theft, the intelligence services would only be able to spy on communications on second generation 2G mobile networks. 3G and 4G networks are not vulnerable to this type of attack

    SIM Card Maker, Gemalto, Clarifies Findings over Alleged Hacking [gemalto.com]


  • Having read that, do I feel more comfortable? I'm not sure, but at least it clarifies the aspect of the company being hacked.
     

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