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Nokia paid millions of euros in ransom for a Symbian encryption key

symbian_foundation_logoA 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.

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Nayan

Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long.

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