Robbers stole more than $11 million worth of jewelry when they attacked Kim Kardashian on Oct. 3 — they also swiped her iPhone. But does that mean they now have access to her private photos and personal information? A cyber security expert dishes to HollywoodLife.com about the possibility.
Kim Kardashian’s first priority after she was held at gunpoint and robbed was her safety, but once things settled down, it’s likely she acted quick in making sure the phone she had stolen didn’t get hacked. HollywoodLife.com spoke EXCLUSIVELY to a security specialist and data recovery expert, who revealed if there’s a chance the robbers would be able to access whatever was on her phone.
“With 256 bit encryption, the same level of security the CIA uses, Kim’s iPhone is very safe,” Fabio Costa of Group Micro tells HollywoodLife.com. “However, it is posible to get into the phone and recover all of her pics and other data. It has been done before, but it is very difficult and would take a professional hacker who is on the highest level of expertise. But, once she wipes the information remotely, it may be impossible to recover. So, Kim’s thieves would’ve had a small window of time to access the pics, assuming Kim wiped her phone remotely and quickly.”
Obviously, we don’t know how long it took the reality star to wipe the information from her phone, but considering she has a huge, experienced team behind her, we can imagine it all happened efficiently. Really, it seems like the men were after her jewelry more than her personal information or photos during the robbery, anyway– she reportedly told police that the attackers made it very clear they were looking for one of her rings when they raided the apartment. In the end, the got their hands on the $4.3 million sparkler, along with a jewelry box worth $6.4 million, along with her phone and purse.
HollywoodLifers, do you think any of Kim’s personal information or photos will be released?