A group of hackers has stolen an estimated 3,000 million cell phones, computers, tablets and other electronics in a global hack.
They are the largest known theft of digital information, according to researchers at security firm Recorded Future.
The theft has been described as a cyberwar against the public.
The group of people who made the massive data theft, dubbed “Guccifer 2.0,” was reportedly able to gain access to more than 7.5 million iPhones, iPads and other electronic devices.
The thieves were able to install a remote code on iPhones that could be used to take control over the device and to gain control over a computer that could then steal user data and data from the device, according an announcement from Recorded Future in December.
The attackers, who are believed to be part of a Russian-based group, targeted the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in late 2016, and targeted more than 3,600 other devices.
One of the stolen phones was the iPhone 5s, which had been replaced with a new model.
In addition to the 3,300 iPhones and iPads, the hackers also took over several Android devices, including the Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
In December, the hacker group announced the theft of another 1.4 million Android phones.
The group claimed that the new iPhone 6s was the first smartphone it stole from, and that the hack also stole other smartphones.
The latest hack was described by Recorded Future as “the biggest data theft ever recorded.”
The group said it had obtained the stolen data from a group called “GucciLeaks,” which is run by Russian-born programmer, journalist and hacker, Guccifer, who has claimed credit for the recent hacks of the Democratic National Committee and other U.S. institutions.
Guccifero claimed responsibility for the hacks and said in a statement he is working with the U.K. government to “find Gucciferras assets” in Russia.
Gucci is a moniker for the hacker known as Guccu.
Guerrilla hackers have been known to steal sensitive information from the digital world in recent years, including emails and other files from the Democratic Party, which were published by Wikileaks in 2015.