Leaked files reveal scope of Israeli firm’s phone cracking tech

cellebrite hero Leaked files reveal scope of Israeli firm’s phone cracking tech

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Earlier this year, we were sent a series of large, encrypted files purportedly belonging to a US police department as a result of a leak at a law firm, which was insecurely synchronizing its backup systems across the internet without a password.

Among the files was a series of phone dumps created by the police department with specialist equipment, which was created by Cellebrite, an Israeli firm that provides phone-cracking technology.