A report from MTV Finland reveals how Nokia was made to pay miilions of Euros in ransom to a blackmailer to protect an encryption key for Symbian, back in 2007. The case is still unresolved, however.
Nokia paid millions of euros to a blackmailer to protect an encryption key of the Symbian phones. The extortion took place around the end of the year 2007. The National Bureau of Investigation confirms that the case is still unsolved.
The stolen encryption key was related to “signing of authorized apps” by Nokia and had the code been revealed to public it could have let unauthorized apps getting accepted to Symbian phones, which ruled the roost in 2007. Nokia reached to National Bureau of Investigation for sorting this case, but seems Blackmailer outsmarted them and ran away with ransom money.