Messaging apps are a great way to keep in touch with friends and family members, also with business partners, clients, suppliers, and so on. However it seems that despite how some messengers such as BBM reportedly being very secure, sometimes it just doesn’t pay to conduct your dirty business over such platforms.
According to reports, it seems that over in Brazil, law enforcement authorities have managed to uncover a corruption scandal thanks to evidence found in BBM. The information was obtained via the BlackBerry Messenger records through the use of warrants and help from BlackBerry themselves.
It turns out that more than 100 people were skimming money from the country’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras, and thanks to the discovery, the relationships between the culprits were revealed along with additional information such as cash drop-offs and more. Convictions have yet to be made but with this damning evidence, we reckon it would be hard for some involved to deny their involvement.
That being said it is understandable as to why in an earlier article, it was revealed that the Nokia 8210 was the drug dealers’ choice of phone due to its relative low-techness that makes it harder to track due to its lack of connectivity that most phones these days seem to sport.