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Hacker Cribs Data from Cellphone Hacking Company

Network intrusion; Stolen credentials

A hacker has pilfered data from a company that specializes in cellphone hacking.

Taken partly from company servers, the stolen information—about 900 gigabytes worth—from Cellebrite entails customer information, databases and technical data of the company's products, according to Motherboard.

In a statement, Cellebrite said it had "recently experienced unauthorized access to an external web server,” Motherboard reported.

Speaking with Motherboard, the hacker "expressed disdain for recent changes in surveillance legislation," but didn't reveal many details about the breach.

“I can't say too much about what has been done,” the hacker told Motherboard.

Cellebrite is an Israeli company, with Japan-based Sun Corporation as parent company.

sector

Technology

reported

January 12, 2017

reported by

Motherboard

number affected

Unknown

location of breach

Unknown

perpetrators

Hacktivists

location of perpetrators

Unknown

date breach occurred

Unknown

date breach detected

2017/01/12