Police crack $20m cocaine syndicate’s Ciphr phones

Police have sent shockwaves through underworld after cracking their secret weapon, a heavily encrypted phone that uses the Ciphr network.

Ciphr features encryption technology so advanced that phones can be erased remotely and it blocks law enforcement from eavesdropping on messages, allowing anything from drug importations to murder to be arranged.

The shadowy Canadian company, which authorities claim has links to the Comanchero MC in Australia, charges users thousands a month to subscribe to the software.

This is installed on certain Samsung and BlackBerry handsets but only once a customer has been approved following an online application process.

But its guarantee of absolute secrecy no longer holds true.

Read the rest of story here: The Daily Telegraph

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