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Encrochat analysis – Anthony Mitchell, Solicitor-Advocate Darton Law

Encrochat was a European wide, secure mobile telephone provider, allegedly based in the Netherlands but holding its servers in France. The telephones worked on an ‘Android’ system that was fully encypted from power on. The system allegedly guaranteed anonymity for the user as there was no way to associate the sim card to the customer account. To prevent further identification of the user, the telephone was not provided with a camera, microphone, GPS or USB data port. An advanced burn system allowed a user to force wipe their own messages from another user’s device using a timer countdown. After a set amount of password attempts on a device, all data was wiped. The Encrochat facility offered an apparently Global wide [...]

January 12th, 2021|

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