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    The products of the world's biggest SIM card producer Gemalto are safe to use, according to the conclusion of internal company's investigation.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The products of the world's biggest SIM card producer Gemalto, allegedly hacked by US and British intelligence, are safe to use, the company said in a statement on Monday.

    Last week, data leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed that in 2010 the US NSA and the British GCHQ secret services hacked the internal network of Gemalto, stealing encryption keys to secretly monitor mobile communications worldwide.

    "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," the statement reads.

    Gemalto said it would share the full results of its investigation on Wednesday, February 25 at a press conference in Paris. The findings will be available on the company's website on Thursday.

    Based in the Netherlands, Gemalto produces about 2 billion SIM cards annually. The company's clients include the world's leading mobile operators AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon.


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