Kim Kardashian Losing 2 Phones May Be Worse Than Stolen Jewels
The Monday morning Paris heist could have cost Kim Kardashian her reputation.
Following Paris Fashion Week, Kim told officials that she was held at gunpoint around 2:30am Paris local time at a ‘private residence’ Monday morning. In addition to millions of dollars in jewelry stolen, the gunmen got away with 2 phones, sparking fear that her private information could be leaked. PSafe’s Antitheft offers an app for this very situation to erase data remotely stopping thieves in their tracks.
In a meeting with the Emilio Simoni, Senior Security Researcher at PSafe, he addressed that many things could occur when a phone is stolen, particularly when it comes to a celebrity breach. One motive may be to capitalize on the fear of leaked photos, numbers, and other sensitive information the celebrity stored on their device. Another motive may be to sell the celebrity’s personal information altogether.
The gunmen are still at large and with no leads, the reality star could face public humiliation if personal photos and information is leaked to the public.
In 2014, over 100 celebrity phones were hacked where hackers leaked nude photos for public consumption. It included A-listers, notably Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence. Many of the celebs only knew about the leak when there were reports in the media. Others took to social networks where they learned the news.
What to do now:
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