“I would say a 100-fold increase in the amount of smartphones that we were running into and needing to process,” he added.
Now, cybercrime units, child exploitation task forces, white collar crime centers, and ordinary highway patrol departments all use this technology, according to the documents obtained by Motherboard.
A Public Information Officer from the New Mexico State Police told Motherboard in an email that the force uses Cellebrite devices to investigate everything from traffic accidents to homicides. An email from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigationreads “we have an ongoing need for these forensic systems and use them every day in our criminal investigations.”
Zdziarski, the forensic scientist, put it this way: “You’ve got cops and cruisers using it. The tools always trickle down.”
The cache of documents obtained by Motherboard can be found here.
Read more: http://motherboard.vice.com/en_ca/read/us-state-police-have-spent-millions-on-israeli-phone-cracking-tech-cellebrite