SIM Maker Gemalto Says No Evidence Of Mass Encryption Theft
Gemalto says it suspects intelligence agencies did try to get into its networks but never stole SIM encryptions as suggested in earlier reports.By Evan Thomas | February 25, 2015
SIM card manufacturer Gemalto has had a busy week.
Just days after news broke of state intelligence agencies allegedly stealing millions of its SIM card encryption keys, Gemalto says an internal audit has found no such evidence.
Gemalto said it suspects the National Security Agency and its British counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters, hacked its systems as far back as 2010 but only "breached its office networks." The company says there was no large-scale theft of SIM encryption keys.