Gemalto : Update on the SIM card encryption keys matter

gemaltoAmsterdam, February 24, 2015 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 – GTO) pursues its investigations following the article mentioning that in 2010 and 2011, a joint unit composed of operatives from the British GCHQ (Government Communications HeadQuarters) and the American NSA (National Security Agency) reportedly hacked SIM card encryption keys engraved in Gemalto and possibly other SIM vendors’ cards.


The Company will communicate on the results of its investigations on Wednesday, February 25, through a press release and a press conference that will be held in Paris at 10:30 am. The details of this press conference will be available on the Gemalto web site at as of Tuesday, February 24, 2:00 pm.


Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is devoting the necessary resources to investigate and understand the scope of such sophisticated techniques. Initial conclusions already indicate that Gemalto SIM products (as well as banking cards, passports and other products and platforms) are secure and the Company doesn’t expect to endure a significant financial prejudice.


About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2013 annual revenues of €2.4 billion and more than 12,000 employees operating out of 85 offices and 25 research and software development centers, located in 44 countries.

We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. We develop secure embedded software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these products, the confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services made possible.

Our innovations enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient digital services to billions of individuals.  Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to interact with the digital and wireless world.

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