FSB and Investigative Committee purchased programs for iPhones jailbreak

FSB and Investigative Committee purchased programs for iPhones jailbreak

In particular, the management of the Investigative Committee for the Volgograd region purchased a complex of UFED Touch2 for offline information retrieval produced by Cellebrite for 800 thousand rubles ($14.050).

Various departments of the FSB, the Interior Ministry and the Investigative Committee purchase programs of Israeli company Cellebrite, which recently announced the jailbreak of the latest iPhone model. This is reported by BBC Russian Service, which studied the website of state procurement.

In particular, the management of the Investigative Committee for the Volgograd region purchased a complex of UFED Touch2 for offline information retrieval produced by Cellebrite for 800 thousand rubles ($14.050). Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Khabarovsk Krai purchased a UFED Touch software update reviewing device data for 1.2 million rubles ($21.100).

In addition, Cellebrite equipment was purchased by Sberbank. The press service of the bank said that the app is used as protection from viruses on devices with Android operating system.

In late February, Cellebrite announced that it jailbroke the latest Apple iOS 11 and iPhone X.

An advertising booklet on the company's website states that Cellebrite products are able to unlock and extract information from Apple iOS devices and operating systems, including iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPad Pro and iPod touch, running iOS 5 to iOS 11, as well as from Android devices, including smartphones Samsung Galaxy, Galaxy Note, Alcatel, Google Nexus, HTC, Huawei, LG, Motorola, ZTE, etc.

It is known that Cellebrite had already cooperated with the US law enforcement agencies. The Investigative Committee of Russia also reported on the successful hacking of smartphones.

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