Digital Forensics Dispatch
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by Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
Digital Intelligence Firm, Cellebrite Experiences 1.7TB Data Leak
January 17, 2023
On January 15, Pierluigi Paganini of Security Affairs reported that Cellebrite, a digital intelligence firm based out of Israel, experienced a data breach. Cellebrite’s Universal Forensic Extraction Device (UFED) is popular mobile forensics software used to collect data from cellphones, drones, and other smaller devices.
The UFED software is also known for its ability to potentially bypass mobile phone passcodes. The device is widely used in the digital forensics community to collect data from all types of cellphones.
The data was leaked online by the Enlace Hacktivist collective. The total amount of data leaked is around 1.7 terabytes (TB), which is a lot of data. The data posted by the hackers seems to reveal much of the Cellebrite forensics suite data including Cellebrite UFED, Physical Analyzer, and other tools and information for clients and customers.
In addition to Cellebrite, the Swedish forensics firm MSAB also had data leaked online by the same group of hackers, the Enlace Hacktivist collective. The information was released online at Ddosecrets.com.
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