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Gemalto Confirms It Was Hacked But Insists the NSA Didn’t Get Its Crypto Keys

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2015
Gemalto Confirms It Was Hacked But Insists the NSA Didn’t Get Its Crypto Keys
Gemalto Confirms It Was Hacked But Insists the NSA Didn’t Get Its Crypto Keys

 

, THE DUTCH maker of billions of mobile phone SIM cards, confirmed this morning that it was the target of attacks in 2010 and 2011—attacks likely perpetrated by the NSA and British spy agency GCHQ. But even as the the company confirmed the hacks, it downplayed their significance, insisting that the attackers failed to get inside the network where cryptographic keys are stored that protect .

Gemalto came to this conclusion after just a weeklong investigation following a news report that the NSA and GCHQ had hacked into the firm’s network in 2011. The news was reported by The Intercept last week, which said the agencies had gained access to huge cache of the cryptographic keys used with its SIM cards.

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