The company Cellebrite, which specializes in hacking mobile devices, found a way to bypass the security mechanisms of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Earlier, the Israeli experts were able to crack only the previous generation model.
The company that hacked into the FBI ordering the iPhone 5c shooter from San Bernardino, again made itself felt. As told the Director of forensics Cellebrite Shahar Tal, developed by tool Advanced Investigative Service (CAIS) may be used by law enforcement to retrieve evidence from a blocked iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Previously CAIS could hack only four models – iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.
As noted by Securitylab, Apple is not the only manufacturer whose phones can unlock using Cellebrite products. Professionals can also circumvent the protection Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S7 – the current flagship of the South Korean company. According to the publication, The Intercept, the cost of hacking one device is $1500. The premium subscription will cost $250 000.
Last month, Cellebrite has become a victim of a hacker attack, which was stolen 900 GB of data. The dump contains information about the clients associated with the company products, technical information, databases, and messages from government organizations of different countries, including Russia, UAE and Turkey.
Unknown hacker published online cache of stolen files related to the hacking of devices running Android and BlackBerry as well as older iPhone models. According to security expert Jonathan Zdziarski (Jonathan Zdziarski), some files are almost identical to the previously released breaks free for iOS.