Inside the Italian Mafia’s Encrypted Phone of Choice
A collaborative investigation reveals alleged members of the mafia are using encrypted phones from "No. 1 Business Communication." The company is linked to a high profile American businessman, a Ukrainian technologist, and multiple convicted criminals.
UK Proposes Making the Sale and Possession of Encrypted Phones Illegal
The Home Office says it wants to target “bespoke” devices used for crime, but critics say it is unclear what a bespoke device is.
Dutch Police Read Messages of Encrypted Messenger 'Exclu'
After reading supposedly secure messages for five months, authorities then arrested the alleged owners and some users of Exclu.
Ciphr, Encrypted App That Served Organized Crime, Rebrands as Enterprise Software
Ciphr became a tool of choice for international drug traffickers before deciding to close last year. Now, the company behind Ciphr is back with a new app called "Mode."
Encrypted Phone Firm Ciphr Plans to Shut Down
Ciphr is the last remaining member of the old guard of the encrypted phone industry. After years of providing a technological backbone to organized crime, the company says it plans to shut down at the end of the month.
FBI's Backdoored Anom Phones Secretly Harvested GPS Data Around the World
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.
Encrypted Phone Company Backdoored by FBI Will Lead to 'Years' of Arrests
The Australian Federal Police has entered a second phase of arrests based on messages gathered through Anom.
A Peek Inside Anom, the Phone Company Secretly Used in an FBI Honeypot
Videos, documents, and other files obtained by Motherboard show how the company functioned as an entity in its own right.
Court Throws Out Messages Obtained by FBI Honeypot Phone Company Anom
A court in Finland ruled that the messages could not be used as evidence against two particular suspects. But the ruling could have a knock-on effect with other cases.
Crime Boss or Tech CEO? An Encrypted Phone Company Sues the Government to Save Itself
The Department of Justice says Jean-François Eap is a drug boss. He says he just sold privacy-focused phones.
Encrypted Phone Firm Ciphr, Used by Criminals, Moves to Cut Off Australia
Ciphr is one of the few remaining players in the encrypted phone industry after the FBI secretly ran its own firm called Anom.
We Got the Phone the FBI Secretly Sold to Criminals
'Anom’ phones used in an FBI honeypot are mysteriously showing up on the secondary market. We bought one.