Following on from the reports last week about the alleged hacking of Gemalto by US and UK Spy agencies, who are the world’s largest SIM card maker, the company has now released details of its investigation.
Gemalto has now said that they think that the alleged hacking by the NSA and GCHQ actually happened, although they have said that because of their security measures the hacks could not have resulted in a massive theft of SIM encryption keys’.
Nevertheless, we are conscious that the most eminent state agencies, especially when they work together, have resources and legal support that go far beyond that of typical hackers and criminal organizations. And, we are concerned that they could be involved in such indiscriminate operations against private companies with no grounds for suspicion.
In light of the recent events our main focus is our customers. Our teams have particularly appreciated the support that they have shown us in the past few days. These events inspire our people to work even closer with our customers and the industry to build even more sophisticated solutions to serve the needs of end users.
You can find the full statement over at Gemalto’s website at the link below.
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