US and UK accused of hacking Sim card firm to steal codes

February 20, 2015

US and British intelligence agencies hacked into a major manufacturer of Sim cards in order to steal codes that facilitate eavesdropping on mobiles, a US news website says.

The Intercept says the revelations came from US intelligence contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The Dutch company allegedly targeted – Gemalto – says it is taking the allegations “very seriously”.

 

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