Yes, Cellebrite was hacked: In an unusual case where hackers become victims, an anonymous hacker breached a popular service hacking για κινητές συσκευές γνωστή για την διάθεση λύσεων επιτήρησης και εξόρυξης δεδομένων σε κυβερνητικές υπηρεσίες.
The Motherboard reports that the attacker managed to obtain 900GB data from Israeli company Cellebrite, including customer credentials, databases and technical data of the company's products.
Cellebrite has developed the Universal Forensic Extraction Device (UFED), which has the ability to receive data from a wide range of smartphones. Once connected, the UFED can retrieve multiple data, such as SMS, e-mail, and call logs.
The Israeli company supposedly supplies government services to the US, and its authoritarian regimes Russias, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey.
Motherboard has confirmed that the stolen data is indeed authentic. According to the publication, the information φαίνεται να έχουν ανακτηθεί από το τμήμα των πελατών της ιστοσελίδας της Cellebrite, από όπου οι χρήστες μπορούν να έχουν πρόσβαση σε νέες updates software.
In addition to user passwords and databases, the breach allegedly includes logs from devices that Cellebrite "broke" as well as evidence files from confiscated mobile devices.
The company has since confirmed the breach on its website, and is advising its customers to change it code their:
"Cellebrite recently experienced unauthorized access to an external server. The company is conducting an investigation to determine the extent of the breach.
It is currently known that the leaked information includes basic user contact information that has been registered for notifications or notifications for Cellebrite products and hashed passwords for users that have not yet been transferred to the new system. To date, the company is not aware of any specific increased risk to its customers as a result of this event. However, my.Cellebrite account holders are encouraged to change their passwords as a precaution. "
In a similar case since last year, PhineasFisher hacker violated two surveillance services involved in providing hacking applications designed for espionage to unsuspecting citizens in various government agencies.
PhineasFisher then leaked stolen data online, while the Cellebrite invader allegedly takes a closer look, giving information only to the Motherboard and a few selected people in IRC chat rooms.