Nokia ‘paid Millions To Software Blackmailers Six Years Ago’
Finnish TV station MTV said on Tuesday, Finnish telecoms equipment company Nokia paid several million euros to criminals who threatened to reveal the source code for part of an operating system used in its smartphones some six years ago. The police confirmed to Reuters that they were investigating a case of alleged blackmail and that the case was still open. MTV said that the blackmailers had acquired the encryption key for a core part of Nokia’s Symbian software and threatened to make it public.
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