Phone-cracking Company “Cellebrite” Got Cracked !

Hello Again Folks !

It’s been awhile and I hope the new year has been treating you kindly but not so for this company.

The Israeli company Cellebrite, founded 1999 and with six offices around the world, has fallen victim for what most of us trying very hard to fight against.

Cellebrite is one of the most well-known companies in the mobile phone hacking industry. They have now themselves fallen victim for just getting hacked. Cellebrite is now doing an assessment to determine the extent of this, as they call it, security breach.

Cellebrite has confirmed that some information has been taken and said in a press release, that they are not aware of any specific increased risk to customers as a result of this incident; however, my.Cellebrite account holders are advised to change their passwords as a precaution. The impacted server included a legacy database backup of my.Cellebrite, the company’s end user license management system. The company had previously migrated to a new user accounts system.

According to the Motherboard.vice.com, they say they have obtained 900 GB of data related to the Cellebrite hack. Access to Cellebrite’s systems has been traded among a selected few in IRC chat rooms, according to the hacker.

When asked by Motherboard, the hacker is vague as to the true extent of what they had done to Cellebrite’s systems. “I can’t say too much about what has been done”. “It’s one thing to slap them, it’s a very different thing to take pictures of [their] balls hanging out.”

The company’s customers “should be on the alert for phishing and spear phishing attacks in which the hackers attempt to use deception to obtain even more sensitive information. Given the international arena in which Cellebrite operates and the fact that they provide services to law enforcement, it is indeed ironic that one of their web servers has been hacked,” said Beth Givens, executive director of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse organization in San Diego to The San Diego Union Tribune.

Read the full story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38607670


Source: Akati

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