Israeli-company that helped FBI to crack Apple phone has been hacked

Hackers have breached into the servers of Cellebrite, Israeli-based company that offers services of breaking into protected mobile phones which confirmed the breach. Almost 1TB of company’s data about customers – but also about company’s products – has been compromised, Motherboard reported. Cellebrite, whose services are purchased by security services and law enforcement authorities of various governments, including Russia, Turkey and the US, has become known for assisting FBI to break into the locked Apple iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter, after Apple has rejected to decrease the security level of its iPhone software to assist FBI to unlock that phone. The event has sparked concerns that the technology that Cellebrite used to break into iPhones could be sold to the highest bidder, and again raised questions about the responsibility of industry to disclose identified vulnerabilities to vendors rather than monetizing them.