Gemalto says it will provide complete details on the reported hacking of its SIM card encryption keys this week.
Gemalto says it pursued investigations following the article mentioning that in 2010 and 2011, a joint unit composed of operatives from the British GCHQ (Government Communications HeadQuarters) and the American NSA (National Security Agency) reportedly hacked SIM card encryption keys engraved in Gemalto and possibly other SIM vendors’ cards.
The Company will communicate on the results of its investigations on Wednesday, February 25, through a press release and a press conference that will be held in Paris at 10:30 am.
Gemalto says it is devoting the necessary resources to investigate and understand the scope of such sophisticated techniques. Initial conclusions already indicate that Gemalto SIM products (as well as banking cards, passports and other products and platforms) are secure and the Company doesn’t expect to endure a significant financial prejudice.
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