'The most connected company in the world' turns out to have been hacked for five years
It turns out that Syniverse, which provides SMS routing services to a large number of mobile carriers, has been receiving unauthorized logins from hackers for the past five years. This hack is not believed to be due to disruption of business or any profit.
Company That Routes Billions of Text Messages Quietly Says It Was Hacked
Largest mobile SMS routing firms five-year-long breach
The victim of the hack was Syniverse, which routes mobile SMS. Syniverse claims to be 'the most connected company in the world' because it provides services to telecommunications carriers and telecommunications infrastructure companies around the world, including AT & T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Vodaphone and China Mobile.
This fact was mentioned in a document submitted by Syniverse to the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 27, 2021, and was revealed by news site Motherboard journalist Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai.
According to the material, Syniverse noticed the existence of unauthorized access in May 2021, and the unauthorized access itself has been carried out since May 2016.
According to the investigation, there was no intention of hacking to interfere with business or earn profits, but Syniverse did not rule out the possibility of information leakage.
Bleeping Computer, a news site, is investigating the details of this hack and the purpose of the intruder at the national level, given the role Syniverse plays in mobile communications around the world and the sheer volume of sensitive information that needs to be protected. I'm guessing that may happen.
in Security, Posted by logc_nt