Syniverse and carriers have not disclosed whether or not text messages are on display. Regulators have told Syniverse, the company that sends hundreds of billions of text messages annually to hundreds of carriers, including Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T, that a hacker will be deployed for five years. He had unauthorized access to their data. Syniverse and carriers haven't said if the hacker had access to customers' text messages.
A case in the Securities and Exchange Commission last week stated that "In May 2021, Syniverse was notified of unauthorized access to operating systems and information technology by an unknown person or organization. Immediately after the unauthorized access was discovered. Syniverse, Syniverse launched An internal investigation, reported to law enforcement, initiated remedial action, and used the services of professional legal advisors and other disaster response professionals.Has unauthorized access to its network, login information that allows access to or through electronic data (“EDT”) Approximately 235 customers were hacked."
Syniverse does not disclose further details
When contacting Ars today, a Syniverse spokesperson provided a public summary statement that reiterated most of the SEC filing. Syniverse declined to answer our specific questions about whether the text messages were exposed or affected major US carriers. "Don't expect another public statement about it," Senverse said. (This document was registered by M3-Brigade Acquisition II Corp., a white Czech company.) In accordance with the SEC case standard, this document discusses risk factors for investors, including security-related risk factors demonstrated by Syniverse. Database breach announcement
Syniverse handles messages from 300 operators
Syniverse says the inter-operator messaging service sends more than 740 billion messages annually to more than 300 mobile operators around the world. Although Syniverse may not be a household name to most mobile phone users, the company does play an important role in ensuring that text messages reach their destination.
Today we asked AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile if a hacker had access to people's text messages, and we'll update this article if we get any new information.
The importance of Syniverse in SMS was highlighted in November 2019 when a server crash caused more than 168,000 messages to be sent. Messages were queued for nine months and not delivered when the server went down on February 14, 2019, and finally reached recipients in November when the server was reactivated.
Syniverse says it has fixed the vulnerabilities
Syniverse told Ars in a statement to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it has reset or disabled the credibility of all EDT clients, "even" if their reputation has not affected by this incident.”
“Syniverse has notified all affected users of this unauthorized access to the nodes if necessary, and Syniverse has concluded that no further action is currently required, including customer notification.” Syniverse told us. that it also took "additional measures to provide more protection to our systems and customers" in response to the incident, but did not say what those measures were.
Syniverse appears to be confident that everything is under control, but did tell the Securities and Exchange Commission ( SEC) that it could still discover more problems as a result of the breach:
Syniverse has no evidence of intent to crash that has not noticed the performance of itself or its customers and no attempt was made to make money. Syniverse has correctly identified and addressed the vulnerabilities that led to the events described above, there is no guarantee that Syniverse will have It has evidence of misconduct or misconduct as of May 2021. It does not detect your use of data or IT systems. A future cyber-attack will not lead to such consequences. Any potential disclosure may lead to public disclosure or misuse of customer data, trade secrets of Syniverse or other intellectual property rights, personal information of its employees, sensitive information of customers, suppliers and vendors, or physical financial information and other business information whether it is.
The SEC Syniverse case was filed on September 27 and was discussed yesterday in an article in the Motherboard Mother section. According to the deputy, "a former Syniverse employee who worked on EDT systems" said that these systems contain information about different types of connection files. Vice also quoted a phone company employee as saying that the hacker had access to the contents of SMS text messages. From Motherboard, the scope of the hack and the specific information that was affected, but according to someone who works for the phone company, anyone who hacked Syniverse can access metadata such as length, cost, caller ID, recipient, location of the source in the call, as well as the content of SMS text messages. He told Motherboard that they wanted to remain anonymous because they were not allowed to speak to the press. "So it inevitably carries sensitive information like call logs, data usage logs, text messages, etc. [...] The point is - I don't know exactly what was exchanged in that environment." [Personally Identifiable Information], given that Syniverse exchanges contact records and other billing details between carriers. p>
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