Phone Hacking Company HACKED By Hackers! 900 GB data stolen

Cellebrite, the company that sells digital forensics and mobile hacking tools to others has itself been hacked. 900 GB of data is stolen by an unknown hacker.

Phone Hacking Company HACKED By Hackers! 900 GB data stolen

Cellebrite, the Israeli spy firm that provides digital forensics tools and software to help law enforcement access mobile phones during investigations was just hacked. An unknown hacker stole 900 GB of data.

The hacker has not yet released anything from the stolen data in public. The stolen data includes various customer information, Databases, and a massive amount of technical data regarding its hacking tools.

Hackers are looking to sell the access to Cellebrite system and data that they hacked on a few selected IRC chat rooms, the hacker told Joseph Cox, who is a contributor at Motherboard. Joseph Cox even received a copy of the stolen data.

Cellebrite also acknowledged the hacked and released a public statement why reads “Cellebrite recently experienced unauthorized access to an external web server. 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. Presently, it is known that the information accessed includes basic contact information of users registered for alerts or notifications on Cellebrite products and hashed passwords for users who have not yet migrated to the new system. To date, the company is 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.”

As we already mentioned the name of the hacker has not been revealed. Cellebrite claimed that there’s no risk associated with the hack and at the same time it recommended its users to change their passwords. Cellebrite had already contacted law enforcement to look for evidence of the hack.

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