Gemalto admits it was hacked, but denies the NSA and GCHQ got its encryption keys


Dutch SIM card manufacturer Gemalto says its networks were “probably” hacked, but that encryption keys were not compromised. It made the statement while sharing the findings of its internal investigation into claims its systems were breached by the NSA and GCHQ. Gemalto said yesterday that it believes its SIM cards are secure. In its report today, it adds that it implemented a secure transfer system for SIM keys with mobile operators in 2010, and that the breach would most likely not have affected its operations. The company also says that even if the intelligence agencies had managed to steal these…

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