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Hacker Attacking Cellebrite Grabs 900GB Data from the Company

Digital forensics company Cellebrite that popularly assists law enforcement agencies in unlocking locked mobile phones recently itself became a victim of hack. Motherboard the technology news portal stated January 12 this year that it was currently holding 900 GB of data concerning Cellebrite the company based in Israel. The data trove contains client information, and technical data and other databases regarding the firm's products.

On Thursday the 12th, Cellebrite issued one statement admitting that an outside web-server of its fell to hacker's attack, adding that it was probing the breach's wideness. Phys.org posted this online dated January 12, 2017.

The main product of Cellebrite is the Universal Forensic Extraction Device (UFED) a device of a laptop size. It is capable of ripping apart data out of innumerable mobile phone models. Such data are usually call logs, e-mails, SMS messages, and other, provided the phone is physically with the person using the UFED.

During the hack on Cellebrite, the company data apparently was stolen from servers associated with its website. The repository seemingly consisted of login credentials to access Cellebrite databases associated with my.cellebrite domain, the portion on the website from where clients get fresh software editions.

While both Cellebrite and Federal Bureau of Investigation individually did not confirm that a hack had compromised the forensics firm, each of the two did not deny published news reports too. Any biz that escaped security of a smart-phone got a huge $1m because of its troubles. Thus, given so much money circulating, hackers were sure to infiltrate Cellebrite's computers.

Cellebrite assured its clients that it actively had one still going on information security policy, while was committed to protecting confidential client data utilizing security countermeasures of the best kind. When the attack's probe would be over Cellebrite would adopt suitable measures essential for tightening its security system for lessening potential danger of future hacks.

The hack at Cellebrite isn't the usual type because the hacker hasn't leaked the files on the Internet so that anybody could download them, although some similarities appear as being there particularly within the hacker's motivation to be watchful.

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