How the FBI cracked down on custom BlackBerrys sold to drug cartels


How the FBI cracked down on custom BlackBerrys sold to drug cartels
If you’re going to run a drug cartel in the 21st century, you need to be able to communicate with your goons and suppliers securely, without having to worry about the feds listening in. There are companies that specialize in customized smartphones for exactly this sort of thing – but you’ll want to be careful who you buy from, because North American law enforcement agencies are on the case. Per Motherboard’s report from over the weekend, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested the CEO of Phantom Secure, a Canadian firm that sells custom BlackBerrys with “uncrackable” PGP-based…

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