Feb 11, 2019 13:41:26 IST
The stunning revelation that a tabloid obtained below-the-belt selfies of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos – the world’s richest man – suggests that even billionaires are not out of the reach of hackers. Bezos came out fighting last week, accusing the National Enquirer of blackmailing him with lurid pictures of him and his mistress and pre-empting the threat to publish by releasing details of the images himself.
But for Mark Johnson, CEO of Sovereign Intelligence, the incident makes clear that “no one is beyond the reach of cyber exploitation.”
“It’s a curious irony that billionaires demonstrate astounding acumen related to their own industries, and yet seemingly ignore the minutiae of common-place security measures.”
Johnson sees billionaires and top executives as especially vulnerable because their personal information is a gold mine for criminals, intelligence agencies and competitors.
“Obtaining their personal data is like having keys to the kingdom,” said Johnson,…