GCHQ, NSA stole Gemalto encryption keys - report

Friday 20 February 2015 | 08:57 CET | News
US and UK intelligence workers hacked into Sim card maker Gemalto's computer network and stole encryption keys used to protect mobile phone communications privacy around the world, according to a document provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden to The Intercept. The 2010 document from Britain's GCHQ stated that GCHQ operatives, with support from the NSA, mined the private communications of Gemalto engineers and other operators in multiple countries. The bulk theft of encryption keys allow police and other agencies to sidestep the need for a wiretap warrant, as well as unlocking any encrypted

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