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World’s leading Simcard maker confirms British and US spooks “probably” stole security codes

26/02/2015

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World’s leading Simcard maker confirms British and US spooks “probably” stole security codes 

The Franco-Dutch world number one simcard maker Gemalto has concluded its own investigation into a hacking of its security codes.

Last week an investigative website, acting on information supplied by whistleblower Edward Snowden, accused the British and American security services of the hack so they could monitor calls, texts and emails.

“This attack very likely has happened. We can correlate what is described in the document allegedly coming from the NSA or GCHQ with events we have observed. This attack was very innovative, it has never been seen before. So it was likely not done by a hacker or mafia as is usual,” said Gemalto’s boss Olivier Piou.
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Gemalto added that legally it would be hard to prove, and that past attempts to sue a state had proven well-nigh impossible and ruinously expensive. How many codes had been stolen and how many had been used was even harder to say. Contacting the US or British intelligence agencies about the matter would be a “waste of time” the company said.

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