The Russian special services in the regions are buying tools for hacking iOS devices, developed by Israeli company Cellebrite. About it reports Russian service Bi-bi-si with reference to the procurement website. With the help of hardware-software complex of law enforcement agencies expect to significantly increase the detection rate of the country committed crimes.
According to the website of public procurement, the government is purchasing complexes UFED Touch2 (this is the name of the product), not directly from Cellebrite, using for this purpose the services of local “distributors” like “LAN Project” and “Forensic technologies”. This fact, in turn, affects the price of the instrument. For example, the Volgograd Department of the TFR paid for the product is 800 000 rubles, while the Khabarovsk — 1.2 million.
Earlier this year, Cellebrite, according to the legend, had helped the FBI of hacking into the iPhone shooter from San Bernardino, has announcedthat it is ready to unlock any model of iPhone, including the newest. The news of this quickly spread through all the world’s media. Some time later a similar statement was made by representatives of a startup Grayshift that required for access to corporate hacking tool for from 15 000 to 30 000 dollars.
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