/

How an app to decrypt criminal messages was born

The Australian Federal Police and the FBI came up with it ‘over a few beers’.

A hand holds a phone. On the phone says ANOM
using phones planted by the US FBI, law enforcement officers were able to read the messages of global underworld figures in around 100 countries as they plotted drug deals, arms transfers and gangland hits on the compromised ANOM devices. Credit: Olivier MORIN / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER MORIN/AFP via Getty Images.