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The company offered a custom BlackBerry CEO to criminals and was arrested by FBI

via:博客园     time:2018/3/12 10:07:04     readed:245


Tencent science and technology news, according to foreign media reports, custom-made, super safe Blackberry mobile phone is still a number of criminals often used by criminals. The latest arrest confirmed this. It is reported that the FBI (FBI) arrested the well-known mobile phone distributor Phantom Secure founder and CEO Vincent - Ramos (Vincent Ramos), because he suspected of aiding criminal organizations including the Sinaloa cartel engaged in criminal activities.

The company made customized modifications to BlackBerry and Android phones, canceled some commonly used functions, such as cameras and web browsing, and increased the function of Pretty Good Privacy for encrypted calls. According to federal investigators, it is not only ignorant of its clients' criminal background, but also fully aware of what criminal activities they are engaged in.

Ramos not only said he was buying his cell phone, according to undercover agents

FBI or Ramos's lawyers have not commented on this.

The arrest highlights the perpetual predicament of encrypted communications technology. Although encryption is essential to protect privacy, there are always some people who use this hard to attack communication technology to engage in criminal activities. There is no simple and feasible solution to this problem. As long as people have a very strong interest in security data, such services as provided by Phantom Secure may be difficult to completely eliminate.

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