CEO Pleads Guilty to Selling Encrypted Phones to Organized Crime
Phantom Secure made custom, encrypted BlackBerry phones and sold them to customers all over the world, including to the Sinaloa cartel, according to prosecutors.
Inside BlackBerry’s Push to Dominate the Security Market for Autonomous Cars
After its epic smartphone failure, BlackBerry is determined to fend off competitors in automotive.
BAD FOR BUSINESS
Secure Phone Companies Clamp Down After Sinaloa Cartel-Linked Arrest
Earlier this month, the FBI arrested the CEO of Phantom Secure, a company allegedly providing encrypted phones to organized crime. Now, those in the secure device supply chain are trying to push criminals out.
Four Alleged Associates of Sinaloa Cartel-Linked Encrypted Phone Company Are On the Run
Authorities have already arrested Vincent Ramos, Phantom Secure’s CEO. But the Department of Justice has indicted four other alleged Phantom associates, who are currently fugitives.
'Snitches Get Stitches': How Secure Phones for Criminals Are Sold on Instagram
For years, the oft-overlooked secure phone industry, sometimes linked to organized crime, has been pushing its wares on Instagram, with one account linked to Phantom Secure posting images of weapons, drugs, and bundles of cash.
Feds Bust CEO Allegedly Selling Custom BlackBerry Phones to Sinaloa Drug Cartel
Phantom Secure is one of the most infamous companies in the secure phone industry. Sources and court documents detail that its owner has been arrested for allegedly helping criminal organizations.
'BlackBerry Is My Life': Remembering How Celebs Reacted to the First iPhone
This month marks the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone's debut—but back then, stars like Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton didn't want to give up their BlackBerrys.
They Still Sell Those?
Dutch Cops Bust Another PGP BlackBerry Company for Alleged Money Laundering
Cops are increasingly targeting those who sell devices traditionally used by organized crime groups.
Customer Data From Encrypted Phone Company Ciphr Has Been Dumped Online
Ciphr claims the data dump is the work of a rival company, according to an alleged message sent to victims.
War on Encryption
Dutch Cops Say They've Decrypted PGP Messages On Seized Server
Dutch police say they have over 3 million messages.
There’s Nothing Stopping Trump From Using His Personal Phone
President Trump is still tweeting from an Android phone, despite reports that he'd traded it in for a secure device.
The BlackBerry, As We Know It, Is Over
The company will stop manufacturing the phones.