How the FBI Wiretapped the World

For years criminal organizations around the world were buying a special phone called Anom. The pitch was that it was completely anonymous and secure, a way for criminals to do business without authorities watching over their shoulder. 


It turned out that the whole thing was an elaborate honeypot and that the FBI and law enforcement agencies around the world were listening in. They’d help develop the phones themselves.


The fallout from that revelation is ongoing and, here at Motherboard, we’ve just learned how the phones work. On this episode of Cyber, Motherboard Senior Staff Writer Joseph Cox comes on to discuss the code that powered the Anom phone.


Stories discussed in this episode:


This is the Code the FBI Used to Wiretap the World


We Got the Phone the FBI Secretly Sold to Criminals


FBI's Backdoored Anom Phones Secretly Harvested GPS Data Around the World


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