An anonymous source leaked 4TB of data from Israeli intelligence company Cellebrite

An anonymous source leaked 4TB of proprietary data from Cellebrite an Israeli digital intelligence company. Cellebrite provides cybersecurity tools for federal, state, and local law enforcement as well as for companies and enterprises. The company provides services to collect, review, analyze, and manage digital data.

Cellebrite Universal Forensic Extraction Device, a product of Cellebrite used by law enforcement agencies shares its code with Cellebrite Mobilogy. The anonymous source has leaked data of both Cellebrite Mobilogy and the Cellebrite Team Foundation Server. Around 3.6 TB of data has been compromised and leaked from Cellebrite Mobilogy which is mainly used for device diagnostics, content transfer, backup, and restoration. The data is being made available to journalists and researchers.

Another cyber attack targeted Cellebrite Team Foundation Server’s backup files leaking 430 GB of data. Team Foundation Server provides a collaborative environment and it has been replaced by Azure DevOps Server used to share code, track work, and ship software that uses integrated software delivery tools hosted on the platform. This data has also been made available to journalists and researchers only.

However, the anonymous source hasn’t been recognized yet and any other hacker group didn’t claim responsibility for the recent cyber attack on Cellebrite. The methods of hacking haven’t been revealed either. Although Cellebrite has been the target of several cyber attacks since 2017. In January 2017 anonymous hacker allegedly leaked 900 GB of stolen data from Cellebrite and the data contained information regarding the political situations of various countries. According to an FBI investigation in February 2017, a hacker released a large amount of cache of Cellebrite’s most sensitive data, and that involved Cellebrite hacking into older iPhones, Androids, and Blackberry smartphones. Even Callebrite has been termed as a ‘hacking firm’ previously claiming to use phone hacking technology similar to NSO Group.

Although the recent hacking event of Cellebrite has been posted by a Twitter account named Soufiane Tahiri.

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