end to end encryption
Documents reviewed by Motherboard, including thousands of pages of Anom messages, show that the FBI's backdoored Anom phones collected more data than the content of messages.
The funding solidifies Wickr's position as an encrypted chat platform for government agencies.
Ciphr is one of the few remaining players in the encrypted phone industry after the FBI secretly ran its own firm called Anom.
Motherboard has found procurement records detailing Wickr's first public U.S. law enforcement contract.
The news shows what police may do when confronted with robust, end-to-end encryption: turn to hacking the phone itself.
The CEO of Sky Jean-Francois Eap told Motherboard "The unfounded allegations of involvement in criminal activity by me and our company are entirely false."
Sky ECC is a popular, custom encrypted phone with organized crime. Now police say their operation against the company’s users is wider in scope than previously reported.
Sky ECC suggests a complex phishing campaign can explain high-profile arrests the media reported Tuesday.