Onboarding HNWI’s in Hacked States

www.nytimes.com/2020/01/24/opinion/jeff-bezos-phone-hack.html

… Christopher Pierson… founded BlackCloak, a cybersecurity company for high-net-worth and high-profile individuals — executives, celebrities and billionaires. According to Mr. Pierson, few people take their digital lives as seriously as they should.

“The majority of clients we onboard come on in some kind of hacked state,” he told me. “Their computers are compromised or their login credentials are available on dark web. Their home camera systems are accessible to people on internet or their entire home and appliances are vulnerable and viewable by persons remotely.”

(Charlie Warzel, “Jeff Bezos’s Phone Hack Should Terrify Everyone,” NYTimes, 1-24-20)

(c) 2020 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
This entry was posted in Commentary, Quotations and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Onboarding HNWI’s in Hacked States

  1. Eric Wayne says:

    This is when it’s a blessing to be one of the little people nobody bothers with because it’s just not even remotely worth it.

    • JMN says:

      I hear you. I guess this is when I can celebrate being an LPPB (low-profile poor bastard) not worth hacking!

      • Eric Wayne says:

        I like to have two computers, and one of them that doesn’t even go on the internet. But even then, you have to go online for Paypal and banking. But in my case, I think it might cost more to hack me than anyone could possibly get out of it. It’s like arranging a hunting party to go after a squirrel.

  2. JMN says:

    That’s a good image — a hunting party for a squirrel!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.