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An heiress kept getting outfoxed in a legal battle. No matter what detailed strategy she and her lawyers took, the other side seemed to somehow anticipate it perfectly. Millions of dollars were at stake. 

No amount of preparation could outpace her adversaries. The heiress worked with her attorneys, corresponding on her laptops, the iPads she kept beside her several pools, even the old desktop in one of her homes.

Wait a minute — maybe they’re reading our emails, the heiress thought. 

She brought in Aristo Cyber Defense, one of a new breed of boutique concierge cybersecurity companies that specialize in protecting the personal lives of the rich and famous from hackers. 

Voilà. 

The old desktop computer had a sophisticated piece of malware barnacled to it that was sending data from her network to an external computer system, Aristo discovered and explained to Business Insider. 

Welcome to the new cybersecurity arms race between criminals and the ultra-rich being fought one mansion at a time. 

Cybercriminals are targeting the homes of CEOs, movie stars, billionaires, and professional athletes, whose lavish residences are often filled with unsecured laptops, tablets, smart phones, and Internet of Things devices. Especially as they’re hunkered down in their vulnerable mansions during the pandemic, the …read more


Source:: Businessinsider – Tech

      

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